December 6, 2021
Yews are a long time used staple in the ornamental landscape and at one point became overused and over-pruned. However, don't be so quick to disregard this versatile shrub for your yard. Old can be made new again. Newer varieties are more compact, hardier, and when well placed can fit into most contemporary landscapes. Taunton Yew is resistant to winter burn and heat tolerant. As long as they have good drainage, Yews can be fairly adaptable. Contrary to the popular maintenance practice of shearing Yews it's not the only way to grow them. We also recommend maintaining a more contemporary look not to mention a longer lifespan for the plant.
Foundations, hedges, anywhere a low growing evergreen is desired
LCbW frequently uses Ann Magnolias in the ‘Little Girl’ series of magnolia hybrids.
Canadian Hemlock are stately yet graceful evergreens in the landscape.
Do you love the graceful texture of ornamental grasses, but have a shady site? Hakone grass or Variegated Forest Grass is a choice plant for such a site.