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TAXUS

Commonly known as Common yew, English yew

 

  • 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
  • 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 & Pets)
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly columnar
9m (30ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  7m (23ft)
 

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TAXUS baccata

TAXUS baccata

Common yew, English yew

 
Small
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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

 
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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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