Taxus baccata (Common Yew)
*Bestseller* Often described as the ultimate hedging plant. (Evergreen)
Common Name: Common Yew
Latin Name: Taxus baccata
Soil: deep, well-drained soil
Position: Full sun or shade
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Eventual height/ spread: 10m/7m
Special features: Often described as the ultimate hedging plant.
Yew is often described as the ultimate hedging plant, with neat, dark green needles and happy to take close clipping. If left to its own devices, it makes a handsome tree, with red-brown bark and a dense, broad, dark canopy. Yew is poisonous and if used as a hedge, should never be planted on a boundary where it could be grazed.
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This Taxus conifer is supplied container grown suitable for planting all year round. (Some examples of our 3 litre Conifers can be seen to the left.)
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Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata' (Irish Yew)
A dense and compact column of packed branches.
Sorry, this conifer is currently out of stock.
Taxus baccata 'Standishii' (Standish Yew)
An upright and narrow conifer with a rich golden colour.
Taxus baccata 'Corleys Coppertip' (Corleys Coppertip Yew )
Bright copper coloured young foliage in Spring.
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Key / Size Guide
B/R (Bare Root) - The traditional way to buy
deciduous trees and shrubs. Perfect for planting between November and March.
R/B (Root Ball) - The traditional way to buy evergreen trees
and shrubs. The plants are kept in their own soil, making them ideal to transplant
between November and March.
C/G (Container Grown) - A very convenient way to buy trees
and shrubs, already rooted in their pots, they can be planted all year round. Sizes given in litres.
H/S (Half standard) - Half standard trees are 2-3 years old and
have a clear stem of 1.25-1.5m with a bushy head of branches. The total height from the ground is
usually 1.8-2.4m (6-8ft).
B (Bush) - Bush trees are 2-3 years old and have a clear
stem of 0.8-1m with a bushy head of branches. The total height from the ground is
usually 1.5-1.8m (5-6ft).
Maiden (Feathered tree) - A good, well-defined
prominent leader running straight up through the young tree. Perfect for training
into a half standard, standard or fan-trained tree. Sizes given in cm's.
Multi-stemmed - A tree with two or more main stems