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TAXUS baccata 'Black Tower'

Commonly known as Common yew, English yew

Columnar habit with very dark needle-like foliage
  • Evergreen
    leaves 2-3cm (¾-1¼in) long, are 2-ranked and parted either side of the shoots
  • Height
    9m (30ft)
  • Spread
    7m (23ft)
  • Conifer
  • Tall Shrub
    Produces yellow male cones in spring
  • 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 'Black Tower'

 
Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£25.00 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2024

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Slow-growing. Estimated size 1.8m (6ft) in 10 years. Can be clipped to a manageable size
    Pests & Diseases
    Tortrix moth caterpillars, vine weevils, yew scale, phytophthora root rot
    Place of origin
    Garden origin
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • 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 and pets, i.e. cats, dogs, rabbits, rodents
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly columnar
9m (30ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  7m (23ft)
 

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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
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