Taxus baccata – Yew is a dense, dark, evergreen with bright green spring growth and Autumnal red fruits. It is relatively slow growing and easy to maintain.. Yew requires plenty of water whilst it establishes but doesn’t do well in waterlogged soil. Drainage can be improved when planting to avoid this. It is generally easy to grow in all soil types, especially alkaline. It is also tolerant of shade. Trim once per year in Summer or early Autumn.
Grow in any well-drained soil. Will tolerate exposure, dry soils and urban pollution. Good specimen plant for topiary and hedging
Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance
Taxus are small evergreen trees or large shrubs of rounded habit, with dense, linear leaves, insignificant flowers and, on female plants, conspicuous fleshy red arils surrounding the solitary seeds
Taxus baccata is a medium-sized bushy evergreen tree with narrow, leathery, very dark green leaves arranged in two rows on the shoots, and insignificant flowers followed on female plants by fleshy red fruits