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Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata Aureomarginata' (Golden Irish yew)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata Aureomarginata'

Other names

Golden Irish yew

Genus

Taxus Taxus

Variety or Cultivar

'Fastigiata Aureomarginata' _ 'Fastigiata Aureomarginata' is a large, compact, upright, male evergreen shrub, columnar when young becoming broader with age, with erect shoots bearing linear, dark green leaves with bright yellow margins.


Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata Aureomarginata' is: Evergreen

Habit

Broadly columnar, Narrowly columnar, Upright

Toxicity

All parts are highly toxic if eaten.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Foliage

Dark-green, Variegated, Yellow in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Gall mites , Scale insects , Tortrix moth , Vine weevil Gall mites , Scale insects , Tortrix moth , Vine weevil

Phytophthora root diseases Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Pruning

No regular pruning necessary, but can be trimmed and shaped when required.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata Aureomarginata' (Golden Irish yew) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 2.5m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in any well-drained soil. Will tolerate exposure, dry soils and urban pollution.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata Aureomarginata'

Other names

Golden Irish yew

Genus

Taxus Taxus

Variety or Cultivar

'Fastigiata Aureomarginata' _ 'Fastigiata Aureomarginata' is a large, compact, upright, male evergreen shrub, columnar when young becoming broader with age, with erect shoots bearing linear, dark green leaves with bright yellow margins.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Broadly columnar, Narrowly columnar, Upright

Toxicity

All parts are highly toxic if eaten.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Foliage

Dark-green, Variegated, Yellow in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Gall mites , Scale insects , Tortrix moth , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Pruning

No regular pruning necessary, but can be trimmed and shaped when required.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata Aureomarginata' (Golden Irish yew) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 2.5m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in any well-drained soil. Will tolerate exposure, dry soils and urban pollution.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata Aureomarginata' (Golden Irish yew)

Common pest name

Omnivorous leafroller

Scientific pest name

Platynota stultana

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous pest which could be potentially damaging to a range of crops if introduced to the UK. Awareness raising amongst the industry is needed. Also need to monitor developments in Spain where the pest is already present and consider whether EU regulation is warranted.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata Aureomarginata' (Golden Irish yew)

Common pest name

Stubby-root nematode

Scientific pest name

Trichodorus cedarus

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous nematode pest from Asia; occasionally intercepted by the UK. Causes direct feeding damage on plant roots and has the potential to vector viruses.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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