Taxus Baccata (English Yew)
|Seasons of Interest||:||Winter Interest|
|Growth Rate||:||Slow Growing|
|Mature Size||:||Medium (10-15m)|
|Soil Type||:||Acidic Soil|
|Tree uses||:||Hedging Trees,Small Gardens|
|Tree Type||:||Evergreen Conifer|
|Tree uses||:||Urban Sites,Woodland Sites|
|Soil Type||:||Alkaline Soil|
|Tree uses||:||Garden,Light Sandy Sites,Parkland Trees,Screening Trees|
The English Yew is a tree of many mystical and religious associations.
The native English Yew is a tree of many mystical and religious associations.
Incredibly long lived, the oldest reported is in Llangernyw, Wales, and is estimated to be 4000 years old with a circumference of 16 metres.
The trees capacity for regeneration is outstanding; especially considering it is a conifer.
A medium tree of conical appearance, its hard wood can support this evergreen to a great age.
Often used for hedging, it also makes a fine specimen tree.
Very good for parks and gardens. All parts of the tree are poisonous.
It can grow on highly calcareous or highly acidic soils, if there is good drainage.
Mature height: 10-15m