A picture of a English Yew

English Yew

Taxus baccata

Also known as

Common Yew, Yew, European Yew, Yellow berried yew, Common Irish yew, Irish yew

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

25m

Max

10m

12m

Min

8m

50 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of English Yew

A close up of the a green Taxus baccata tree growing in a wood.
A close up of the green leaves and a red fruit of a Taxus baccata plant
A close up of the green leaves and a red fruit of a Taxus baccata plant
A close up of the green leaves and a red fruit of a Taxus baccata plant
A close up of the green leaves and a red fruit of a Taxus baccata plant

English Yew 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 with English Yew

How to propagate English Yew

Seed

Cuttings

Grafting

Grafting.

Special features of English Yew

Attractive fruits

Attractive leaves

Hedge plant

Other uses of English Yew

Banks, hedging, specimen. Year-round interest.

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