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  • Eventual height: 20m
  • Eventual spread: 10m

Taxus baccata

English yew

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
6 × 9cm pots £35.94 £24.99
£35.94 £24.99
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: any fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

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    Needle-like, dark green leaves on horizontal branches and fleshy, cup-shaped, bright-red autumn fruits on female plants. The dark green foliage of this slow-growing, evergreen conifer provides an excellent background for shrub and herbaceous borders. Broadly conical in shape, it's tolerant to dry shade, chalky and acid soils and urban pollution. Yew makes a fabulous formal hedge.

  • Garden care: Trim or renovate in summer or early autumn.
  • CAUTION toxic if eaten
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