TAXUS baccata 'Standishii'

Commonly known as Yew

Narrow and columnar habit with golden yellow leaves. Very slow growing
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Leaves 2-3cm (¾-1¼in) long
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    45cm (18in)
  • Conifer
    Female. More mature plants can carry red berries amongst the golden foliage
  • 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 'Standishii'



  • Additional Features
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    A miniature female selection of 'Fastigiata'. Can withstand renovation pruning
    Pests & Diseases
    Tortrix moth caterpillars, vine weevil, yew scale, Phytophthora root rot
    Place of origin
    Europe, northern Africa to Iran
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Tolerates all
    Any well-drained soil
  • Toxic - Category B - CAUTION
    Toxic if eaten
    (People & Pets)
  • Tree Shape
    Narrowly columnar

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