Brown's Yew Planted - October 2022
I feel like I'm finishing the planting season of 2022 the same way that I started it: focused on shrubs. The number-one item on my 2022 to-do list was to prioritize shrubs by adding a series of them to our backyard. I'm pretty happy with the results this year - as I added a series of shrubs including new Oakleaf Hydrangeas and Viburnums. And moved a few others around. But, I'm closing the shrub-planting season with a new (to me) shrub: Brown's Yew. I have a bunch of Yews in our backyard - but they're ALL one variety: Hick's upright Yews. I'm drawn to those because of their shape as well as the fact that they can tolerate shade - which we have plenty of around here.
I came across this lone evergreen shrub - a Brown's Yew - that was on such a good sale that I couldn't pass it up. You can see it in the photo above - sitting in a 5 gallon nursery stock container.
This was the first time that I came across a Brown's Yew. Densiformis? Yep. But, Brown's? This was new to me. I whipped out my phone to 'get to know' this evergreen shrub. What did I find out?
It is multi-stemmed. Does well in shade. And has fine texture. So, I brought it home. Here, below, is the tag: