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Yew Japanese Plum Duke Gardens Shrubs for Sale Online
Duke Gardens Japanese Plum Yew extracts a dwarf Plum Yew with a spreading growth habit that reaches up to 3 to 4 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide with no pruning required. This selection has a sweet texture, with dense, glossy foliage that keeps its color year-round. In comparison to Densiforma. The duke gardens grow an upright and rounded-shaped shrub. The very uncommon Duke Gardens maintains well under partial shade to full sun and is known to be deer resistant. Otherwise very easy to take care of shrub that any gardener wouldn't have any problems with the Duke Gardens.
This shrub can be kept smaller with infrequent pruning. The handsome small dark green need-like foliage of Duke Gardens Yew provides a unique glossy texture in the landscape year round and combines nicely with the foliage's structure and colors
|Hardiness Zone:||5 to 9|
|Mature Height:||4 to 6 feet|
|Mature width:||4 to 6 feet|
|Classification:||Evergreen shrub / small shrub|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Pruning Season:||Prune in late winter before new growth or after new growth hardens off in summer.|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained slightly acidic soil|
|Water Requirement:||Water well until established.|
|Uses:||Tolerates heat and drought. Will adapt to slightly moist sites.|
How to Care for Duke Gardens Plum Yew
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Duke Gardens Japanese Plum Yew plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally-sourced compost or topsoil to the backfill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a backfill soil for Duke Gardens Japanese Plum Yew Hedges because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Upright Duke Gardens Japanese Plum Yew spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil much easier than if you used solely the existing soil, which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally-occurring, beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener's best friend and can help guarantee your success. Watering Duke Gardens: After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Duke Gardens Hedge a good, deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example, a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5; a three gallon pot would be 15; and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Gator bag Jr. can be used to help aid in this process and also provide plants with a good soaking due to the slow release of the water into the root-zone of the plant. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.