Common yew Taxus baccata
- Common yew Latin name
- Taxus baccata Common name
- Common yew Plant family
- Common yew Description
- Common yew Planting Preferences
- Common yew Uses
Taxus (Taxaceae) – variety of conifers grown as features, screening and hedging. Conifers are plants that are evergreen and bear cones and evergreen needle- or scale-like leaves.
Form: Slow growing, dense form. As opposed to other conifer hedges, Yew Taxus baccata 'Hedge' will grow back even when heavily trimmed.
Height: 10 metres depending on variety
Spread: 8 metres depending on variety
Leaves: Dark green, needle-like flat leaves
Flowers/berries: Female plants produce fleshy, cup-shaped red fruit – fleshy part of which is edible but the seeds are not.
Normally grown for: Slow-growing, dense hedging or screening or as a feature tree, especially for topiary work.
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Soil type: Grows in most types of soil
Planting situation: Thrives in sun but will tolerate shade once established