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From Us to “Yew”


Yew is a low-maintenance, upright evergreen shrub that will add color and height to any winter container. This multi-stemmed evergreen will provide brilliant green foliage all winter turning a more bluish-green come spring. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture making it a great accent feature. We especially love it paired with cool weather annuals like, Pansies and Dusty Miller and trailing Vinca.

Yew is so easy to maintain, performing well in both full sun and full shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water, so ensure that there is adequate drainage when planted in a container. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Enjoy this columnar-shaped thriller in containers to welcome guests this season.

Join us this Sunday at 2pm at our Winter Container Workshop. We'll show you how to assemble a truly porch-worthy holiday container featuring Yew, Pansies, Dusty Miller and Trailing Vinca. $50 per person. Cost includes plants, pot and instruction. Held at all locations.