Emerald Spreader® Japanese Yew - Taxus cuspidata 'Monloo'. This exceptional cold hardy evergreen shrub is a perfect low-maintenance choice for ground cover, large scale borders or low hedge. Strong and sturdy, it provides good erosion control on slopes. Attractive dark green foliage retains color in the coldest of winters. Evergreen. Moderate growing 30 in. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.