Taxus baccata

English yew

Eventual height & spread

Taxus baccata

English yew

  • 12 litre pot | 80 - 100cm tall
  • £99.99
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  • 10 × bare root | 20 - 30cm
  • £69.99
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  • 10 × bare root | 40 - 50cm
  • £119.99
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  • 9cm pot | 20cm tall
  • £9.99
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  • 6 × 9cm pots
  • £41.99 £59.94
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  • 3 litre pot | 30cm
  • £22.99
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  • Standard £7.95
  • Named Day £10.95
  • Position: Full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: Slow
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy


Needle-like, dark green leaves on horizontal branches and fleshy, cup-shaped, bright-red autumn fruits on female plants. The dark green foliage of this slow-growing, evergreen conifer provides an excellent background for shrub and herbaceous borders. Broadly conical in shape, it's tolerant to dry shade, chalky and acid soils, and urban pollution. Yew also makes a fabulous, formal hedge.

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  • Garden care:
    Trim or renovate in late summer or early autumn.
    • Humans/Pets: TOXIC if eaten

    Goes well with