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TAXUS baccata

Commonly known as Common yew, English yew

Small individually £12.50 each, 10+ £11.00 each

Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Medium individually £15.50 each, 10+ £13.00 each

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2020
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Evergreen - linear, 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
  • Caution, toxic if eaten - Do not eat these plants. - dangerous to humans and animals
  • 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.
  • 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 -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • 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 '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 Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards 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

TAXUS baccata 'Fastigiata' 'Aureomarginata'  AWARD

TAXUS baccata 'Fastigiata' 'Aureomarginata' >

Commonly known as: Irish yew.
Yellow margined leaves on this Irish yew
£14.50 each

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

TAXUS baccata 'Semperaurea'  AWARD

TAXUS baccata 'Semperaurea'  >

Commonly known as: Golden Irish yew, Yew.
Bright gold foliage
£14.50 each

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

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