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Taxus baccata

Yew

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsFebruary & August
  • Height10m to 25m
  • Spread5m to 10m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Flower ColourYellow green
  • Leaf ColourGlossy green shades

Description

Taxus baccata (Yew). This is a slow-growing evergreen conifer which has been a foundation planting in formal gardens for generations. This native tree is often kept clipped and grown as a tall evergreen hedge.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Europe, N. Africa to Iran

Interest and use

Banks, hedging, specimen. Year-round interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost-hardy and will tolerate a wide range of conditions, which include heavy shade and chalky soils. However, they will grow well in rich soil that is well drained and has full sun exposure. Watch out for the poisonous leaves and seeds. Prune in late summer.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed or cuttings or by grafting.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem, although this genus is fairly resistant.

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