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Taxus baccata - 'Aurea' (Yew)

Taxus baccata - 'Aurea' (Yew)
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Type Tree, Conifer, Evergreen
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant, Architectural Form
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours Golden Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Taxus baccata - Cultivation Notes

This much loved evergreen has two big disadvantages, it is slow growing and highly toxic. Yew tolerates most soil types othet than wet soils such as heavy clay, being well suited to chalky soils. It tolerates full sun or shade conditions and is very hardy. Yew can be trimmed to shape and can be cut back hard to encourage new growth.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Taxus baccata:

  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Taxus baccata

  • Poisonous if eaten/irritating sap
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Taxus baccata:

  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Conifer with outstanding foliage colour for winter interest
If you like this plant you may also be interested in these:
plants for winter interest
architectural plants
plants with fruit or berries
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Common Missspellings: Taxas, Taxis, Taxes

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