Yew (Taxus baccata)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
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
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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Yew by valleylynn Jul 18, 2012 1:52 PM 6
Taxus baccata differences by Dan25 Sep 13, 2018 9:30 PM 1
Taxus toxicity by Dan25 Sep 6, 2018 11:56 PM 4
Sun Damaged Yew Bushes by MarkC006 Jul 5, 2018 9:36 PM 3
Screening plants UK by StefM Oct 7, 2017 11:55 AM 3
Need help to ID these saplings by marcei Aug 18, 2017 9:41 AM 1
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