Taxus cuspidata. This plant will turn heads with it’s bright, sunny yellow foliage. The dwarf bright gold yew grows 4-5 feet tall and wide and will lighten up any spot in the garden, including a container. It grows well in sun to partial shade in zones 4-8. Cold winters are okay! This is a low maintenance shrub and is easily shaped with pruning. The fine textured foliage is variegated gold and green, the gold emerging with new spring growth. It pairs well with other dark green conifers, or by a red leaf Japanese Maple. Taxus cuspidata is also known as the Japanese or spreading yew, native to Japan, Korea and Northern China. This yew is more adapted to colder climates than the English yew, Taxus baccata. Like all the yews, bright gold is an evergreen shrub with a slow growth rate (less than 12 inches/year). The fruit matures in late summer and has a red, fleshy covering on the seed, which persists into the fall. I have not seen this plant used very often in landscaping, so it would be a unique addition to our Pacific Northwest gardens.