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

Taxus baccata

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(Yew Tree) Taxus baccata is a handsome densely branching evergreen conifer which can be grown as a standalone tree or regularly pruned to shape as a smaller branching shrub if required.

Can also be grown in a large container if required.

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Supplied Size:
  • 3 litre pot (2-3 years old, 30-40 cm tall)

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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) (smaller if pruned regularly to size)
    • 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. 
How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Tree - Medium (8m - 15m), Shrub - Medium (1.5m - 3m), Shrub - Large (3m+), Shrub - Small (less than 1.5m), Tree - Small (4m - 8m)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Dry/Sandy, Soil: Acid, Site: Windy, Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Alkaline
Special Features
Evergreen, Honey Fungus Resistant, Screening/Hedge, Suitable for Containers
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