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TAXUS baccata

Commonly known as Common yew, English yew

  • Evergreen
    glossy or matt, dark-green leaves 2-3cm (¾-1¼in) long are 2-ranked and parted either side of the shoots.
  • Height
    10-20m (33-66ft)
  • Spread
    8-10m (26-33ft)
  • Conifer
    The highly modified seed cone consists of a single green seed surrrounded by a juicy, sweet, usually red, aril 1cm (½in) across.
  • Hedge
    Ideal for hedging
  • Tree
    Spreading, horizontal branches with shoots that remain green for many years and scaly, purple-brown bark.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full shade
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

TAXUS baccata

 
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  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    The 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 properties
    Pests & Diseases
    Tortrix moth caterpillars, vine weevil, yew scale, phytophthora root rot.
    Place of origin
    Europe, northern Africa to Iran
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Linear
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Toxic - Category B - CAUTION
    Toxic if eaten
    (People & Pets)
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
  • Wildlife
    Bird friendly
10-20m (33-66ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  8-10m (26-33ft)
 

Buy Varieties of TAXUS baccata

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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Not available until May 2022 -
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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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