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English Yew

Taxus baccata

Also known as

Common Yew, Yew, European Yew

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

12m

Min

8m

50 years to reach maturity

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Overview

    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.

    Common problems

    Propagation

    Seed

    Cuttings

    Special Features

    Attractive fruits

    Attractive leaves

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