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TAXUS

Commonly known as Yew


  • Evergreen
  • Conifer - dioecious- male and female needed for berries. Male flowers are small, yellow and shed pollen. Female seeds ripen in centre of waxy, bright-red aril.
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Tree
  • Full shade
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Caution, toxic if eaten - Do not eat these plants. - dangerous to humans and animals
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - good as specimen plants, for hedging or topiary
  • Medicinal properties - well known for providing the (originally named) taxol drug used in cancer therapy.
  • Pests & Diseases - tortrix moth caterpillars, vine weevil, yew scale, phytophthora root rot.
  • Place of origin - from northern temperate regions to the Phillippines and Central America
  • Soil Conditions - Alkaline / Chalk loving -
  • Fertile well drained soil
  • Tolerates all - grows in chalky or acidic soil but will not succeed on poorly drained soils

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TAXUS baccata   AWARD

TAXUS baccata  >


Commonly known as: Common yew, English yew.
Multibuy
Small individually £12.50 each, 10+ £11.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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Medium individually £15.50 each, 10+ £13.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

TAXUS baccata 'Dovastonii Aurea'

TAXUS baccata 'Dovastonii Aurea'  >


Commonly known as: Golden yew, Westfelton yew.
Yellow margined leaves on golden-yellow shoots. Spreading habit with drooping branchlets. Female tree
£20.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

TAXUS baccata 'Fastigiata'  AWARD

TAXUS baccata 'Fastigiata'  >


Commonly known as: Irish yew.
upright form with very dark green leaves
£14.50 each
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TAXUS baccata 'Fastigiata' 'Aureomarginata'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Irish yew.
Yellow margined leaves on this Irish yew
£14.50 each
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TAXUS baccata 'Repens Aurea'

TAXUS baccata 'Repens Aurea'  >


Commonly known as: Yew.
Low spreading yew with leaf margins yellow when young turning cream later. Needs full sun for the best leaf colour
£14.50 each
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TAXUS baccata 'Semperaurea'  AWARD

TAXUS baccata 'Semperaurea'  >


Commonly known as: Golden Irish yew, Yew.
Bright gold foliage
£14.50 each
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TAXUS baccata 'Standishii'  AWARD

TAXUS baccata 'Standishii'  >


Commonly known as: Yew.
Narrow and columnar habit with golden yellow leaves, very slow growing
£15.50 each
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