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Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata Aurea’

Golden Irish yew

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsFebruary & August
  • Height4m to 6m
  • Spread2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitTall thin oval
  • Flower ColourYellow green
  • Leaf ColourYellow shades

Description

Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata Aurea’ (Golden Irish yew). Bears dark green leaves variegated yellow.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Yew

Origin

Europe, Africa, Asia

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°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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