- Needled evergreen
- USDA hardiness zones:
ëStove Pipe is an upright, columnar, evergreen, English yew that typically grows narrowly upward with ascending shoots. Particularly in youth, it resembles a stove pipe. It eventually matures over 20+ years to 10-12 tall with a spread of 4-6 wide. Lustrous, flat-needled, two-ranked, dark green foliage. ëStovepipe is an all-male cultivar that does not produce any berry-like cones. All parts of this plant are poisonous if ingested.
- Full sun to part shade
Best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, sandy loams. Tolerant of full shade, a wide variety of soils (except poorly-drained ones) and considerable pruning. Intolerant of temperature extremes (e.g., prolonged hot summer temperatures or cold winter winds). Not reliably winter hardy throughout the St. Louis area where plants should be located in sheltered locations.
Size and growth:
- 10.0 to 12.0 feet
- 4.0 to 6.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
Showy bark and Evergreen
Rock gardens. Incorporate into foundation planting. Screen.
No serious insect or disease problems. Susceptible to winter burn from exposure to extreme cold and/or dry winter winds, particularly in exposed sites. Twig blights and needle blights are occasional problems. Root rot may occur in poorly-drained soils. Insect pests include mealy bugs, scale and vine weevils.