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Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Plant Height: 25 to 60 feet
Plant Spread: 15 to 25 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Female yews produce attractive red, berry-like fruits, each containing a single seed surrounded by a fleshy red aril.
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Topiary
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested.
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Wind
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
very old shaped yews on guard at Hampton Court.

Beckenham Place Park and Carl LinnaeusBeckenham Place Park and Carl Linnaeus
By NEILMUIR1 on April 19, 2010

This incredibly beautiful and historic park is a hidden jewel, 237 acres of pure magic and mystery. I always did find something to stare and wonder at years ago when I first worked in it; I still do on the regular visits I take now. It is simply an enigmatic, awesome and breathtaking place of indescribable beauty set in vast proportions.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jan 13, 2020 10:53 AM

Until January of 2020, I never saw a straight species of English Yew. I unexpectantly came upon one specimen that was a large, wide-spreading shrub at Jenkins Arboretum in southeast Pennsylvania, in a sheltered location among some Rhododendrons in USDA Zone 6b. It is native to Europe, western Asia, and far North Africa where it is usually a pyramidal tree about 30 to 85 feet high, though it can be a wide-spreading large shrub there also.

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