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Taxus X media 'Densifomis'

Densiformis' Yew

Densiformis' Yew



  • Sun
  • Partial shade
  • Shade


5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

  • Low and spread form
  • Evergreen
  • White tailed-deer resistant
  • Small decorative fruits
  • Attracts bird

The Hulsens Yew 'Densiformis', also known by the scientific name Taxus × media 'Densiformis', is an evergreen conifer that is both robust and elegant and will bring a touch of greenery and structure to your garden. Originally from Europe, this cultivar is distinguished by its dense and compact foliage, a deep and shiny green, which retains its color throughout the year.

It stands out for its low form, dense dark green foliage, and shade tolerance. Ideal for elegant and discreet landscaping.

Cultivation information:
  • Planting: Spring or autumn in sun or partial shade
  • Watering: Moderate, allow the soil to dry slightly between two waterings
  • Fertilizer: Apply a conifer fertilizer in spring
  • Pruning: Prune lightly in spring to maintain a harmonious shape
  • Maintenance: Annual mulching to maintain soil moisture and limit weed growth
Advice :

  • Yew densiformis 'Densiformis' is an ideal choice for hedges, windbreaks and solitary plants.
  • It can also be cut into topiary to create original and decorative shapes.
  • This conifer is very resistant to disease and pests, making it an easy choice to grow and maintain.
  • This yew is drought and pollution tolerant, making it a good choice for urban environments.

Plant details


40 - 72 in.
48 - 72 in.
36 - 48 in.



  • Bushy
  • Spreading

Flowering colours:

Plant needs


  • Prefers well-drained soil. Water regularly during dry periods to keep the soil slightly moist
  • especially during hot periods. However
  • it is essential not to let the soil become constantly soggy
  • as excess moisture can lead to root problems.


  • Superficial rooting

Soil requirement:

  • Medium
  • Sandy
  • Acid



  • Diseases


  • Birds


  • Isolated
  • Very low hedge
  • Rock gardens


  • Potentially toxic red fruits

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