Taxus baccata - pruned to shape
  • Taxus baccata
  • Taxus baccata - pruned to shape

Taxus baccata


(Yew Tree) Taxus baccata is a beautiful evergreen conifer which can be grown as a tree or pruned to shape which is native to parts of Europe, North Africa and East Asia.

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The yew is a beautiful evergreen conifer native to parts of Europe, North Africa and East Asia. They are very long lived plants, with some surviving for up to 2000 years, making it the longest lived tree in Europe.

A handsome standalone tree if left to its own devices, Taxus baccata can also be pruned to create a superb formal hedge.

  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Medium sized tree with an open, rounded habit if left unpruned.
    • Height: up to 15 m (50 ft)
    • Spread: 10 m (32 ft).
  • Notes: All parts of Taxus baccata are poisonous and should not be eaten!
  • Larger Sizes: We can supply yew plants at larger sizes if required. If you would like a quote, please call our office on (01530) 413700 or email us at with the number & size of plants you require. 

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How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft), Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft), Shrub - Large (over 10 ft), Shrub - Small (under 5 ft), Tree - Small (under 20 ft)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Acid, Special: Windy & Exposed, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline
Special Features
Evergreen, Honey Fungus Resistant, Screening/Hedge, To grow in a pot

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