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Re: Hedge identification

Message from pauline

In forum: Identify a plant

It's a golden yew. Probably Taxus baccata fastigiata aurea.

  • Posted: Fri. 20th July 2018 09:40

Re: Planting a yew near the house

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Taxus baccata

HI, Teresa,
Do you know if it is a dwarf cultivar or is it the straight species. If just Taxus baccata, I would hesitate to plant it any closer than 5m since it can get fairly large with maturity. Keeping it trimmed doesn't guarantee the roots will behave.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 9th May 2011 22:46

Taxus baccata

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Taxus baccata

Yew produces fleshy, cup-shaped, red fruits which are eaten by birds. The flesh around the seed is harmless but the seed itself is very poisonous, as is the cut foliage and bark.
This is a very long- lived tree, with some specimens reckoned to be at least to 2,000 years old and possibly even older.Yew wood, because of its elastic qualities, was used to make the English longbow.

  • Posted: Thu. 14th May 2009 16:42