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Regional Picks: Foundation-Friendly Plants – Northwest

Fine Gardening – Issue 175
1. ‘Dwarf Bright Gold’ Japanese Yew   Name: Taxus cuspidata ‘Dwarf Bright Gold’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 4 to 7 Size:5 to 6 feet tall and 6 to 7 feet wide in 10 years Conditions:Best in partial shade; tolerates a wide range of soils, but not water–logged conditions It is hard to miss the brilliant new growth of this tough evergreen shrub. From spring until early summer, this yew is aglow in bright lemon yellow. In summer, the color softens to a golden green that comfortably complements other plants. The soft needles will not poke, and because the root system is not aggressive, it is safe near a foundation. This cultivar is more compact than dwarf, but as with all yews, it is amenable to pruning and can even be cut back hard if it outgrows its space. I find the color especially cheerful during the rainy winter months of the…

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