TAXUS

Commonly known as Yew

 

Further Reading....
  • 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
  • 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
  • Toxic - Category B - CAUTION
    Toxic if eaten
    (People & Pets)

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TAXUS baccata

TAXUS baccata

Common yew, English yew

 
Small
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Medium
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TAXUS baccata 'Black Tower'

TAXUS baccata 'Black Tower'

Common yew, English yew

columnar habit with very dark green leaves

 
£20.00 each 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
TAXUS baccata 'Dovastonii Aurea'

TAXUS baccata 'Dovastonii Aurea'

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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TAXUS baccata 'Fastigiata'

TAXUS baccata 'Fastigiata'

Irish yew

upright form with very dark green leaves

 
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TAXUS baccata 'Fastigiata' 'Aureomarginata'

TAXUS baccata 'Fastigiata' 'Aureomarginata'

Irish yew

yellow margined leaves on this Irish yew

 
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TAXUS baccata 'Repens Aurea'

TAXUS baccata 'Repens Aurea'

Yew

low spreading yew with leaf margins yellow when young turning cream later. Needs full sun for the best leaf colour

 
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TAXUS baccata 'Semperaurea'

TAXUS baccata 'Semperaurea'

Golden Irish yew, Yew

bright gold foliage

 
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TAXUS baccata 'Standishii'

TAXUS baccata 'Standishii'

Yew

narrow and columnar habit with golden yellow leaves. Very slow growing

 
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