Also known as
Common Yew, Yew, European Yew
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50 years to reach maturity
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English Yew Overview
Taxus baccata is an evergreen tree species in the Taxaceae family. Commonly known by the names English Yew, Common Yew, Europen Yew or just Yew, this classic plant has a bushy habit, producing narrow, dark green, needle-like leaves in two rows. Flowers are insignificant but lead onto fleshy red fruits on female plants. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
Common problems with English Yew
How to propagate English Yew
Special features of English Yew
Other uses of English Yew
Banks, hedging, specimen. Year-round interest.
Hedge Plants – Top 20
Not sure which type of hedge to grow, these can all provide additional interest.