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Evergreenglossy or matt, dark-green leaves 2-3cm (¾-1¼in) long are 2-ranked and parted either side of the shoots.
ConiferThe highly modified seed cone consists of a single green seed surrrounded by a juicy, sweet, usually red, aril 1cm (½in) across.
HedgeIdeal for hedging
TreeSpreading, horizontal branches with shoots that remain green for many years and scaly, purple-brown bark.
Hardy - very cold winterHardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
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Additional FeaturesBerriesThese plants have berries.Good to knowThe ancient tree seen in British churchyards and the countryside. With Scots pine and juniper one of only three conifers native to the UK. Can withstand renovation pruning.Medicinal propertiesPests & DiseasesTortrix moth caterpillars, vine weevil, yew scale, phytophthora root rot.Place of originEurope, northern Africa to Iran
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Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil
Toxic - Category B - CAUTIONToxic if eaten(People & Pets)
Tree ShapeBroadly conical
- Growing Taxus
- Yew Hedge Trimming - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Poisonous yew seeds in autumn - Video Tip ondemand_video
- How to plant a tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- How to plant a tree
- Ties - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Restaking fallen young trees - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Fallen old tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Clearing up fallen beech tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing side shoots - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Pruning and Shaping Magnolia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Deer protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Weed Spraying - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing Ivy - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing wire protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Tree Survey - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Crown uplift - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing shoots below graft - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing peeling bark - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Maintaining variegation - Video Tip ondemand_video
MAHONIA x media 'Charity'
WISTERIA floribunda 'Alba'
Buy Varieties of TAXUS baccata
columnar habit with very dark green leaves
yellow margined leaves on golden-yellow shoots. Spreading habit with drooping branchlets. Female tree
upright form with very dark green leaves
yellow margined leaves on this Irish yew
low spreading yew with leaf margins yellow when young turning cream later. Needs full sun for the best leaf colour
bright gold foliage
narrow and columnar habit with golden yellow leaves. Very slow growing