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Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata’

Yew

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsFebruary & October
  • Height7m to 10m
  • Spread4m to 6m
  • Growth HabitColumnar
  • Flower ColourYellow green
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata’ (Yew). Dark green leaves are borne from this upright, slow-growing tree.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Europe, Africa, Asia

Interest and use

Ornamental, shade, foliage, hedging, border. Year-round interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH9.0 to 7.0
  • WaterDry

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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