English Yew

Taxus baccata

Common Yew, Yew, European Yew

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Taxus baccata is an evergreen tree species in the Taxaceae family. Commonly known by the names English Yew, Common Yew, Europen Yew or just Yew, this classic plant has a bushy habit, producing narrow, dark green, needle-like leaves in two rows. Flowers are insignificant but lead onto fleshy red fruits on female plants. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring

Fruiting time

Autumn

Propagation

Special features

Attractive fruits

Attractive leaves

Special features

Origin

Eurasia

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Taxaceae

Flower colour

Insignificant
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