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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

TAXUS

Commonly known as Yew


  • 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
  • Caution, toxic if eaten - Do not eat these plants. - dangerous to humans and animals
  • 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

Buy Varieties of TAXUS

TAXUS baccata   AWARD

TAXUS baccata  >


Commonly known as: Common yew, English yew.
Multibuy
Small individually £12.50 each, 10+ £11.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Multibuy
Medium individually £15.50 each, 10+ £13.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

TAXUS baccata 'Dovastonii Aurea'

TAXUS baccata 'Dovastonii Aurea'  >


Commonly known as: 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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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

TAXUS baccata 'Fastigiata'  AWARD

TAXUS baccata 'Fastigiata'  >


Commonly known as: Irish yew.
upright form with very dark green leaves
£14.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

TAXUS baccata 'Fastigiata' 'Aureomarginata'  AWARD

TAXUS baccata 'Fastigiata' 'Aureomarginata' >


Commonly known as: Irish yew.
Yellow margined leaves on this Irish yew
£14.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

TAXUS baccata 'Repens Aurea'

TAXUS baccata 'Repens Aurea'  >


Commonly known as: Yew.
Low spreading yew with leaf margins yellow when young turning cream later. Needs full sun for the best leaf colour
£14.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

TAXUS baccata 'Semperaurea'  AWARD

TAXUS baccata 'Semperaurea'  >


Commonly known as: Golden Irish yew, Yew.
Bright gold foliage
£14.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

TAXUS baccata 'Standishii'  AWARD

TAXUS baccata 'Standishii'  >


Commonly known as: Yew.
Narrow and columnar habit with golden yellow leaves, very slow growing
£15.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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