Taxus Baccata Clipped Pyramid 26cm
Taxus Baccata Clipped Pyramid 26cm
Common Yew

Taxus Baccata Clipped Pyramid 26cm

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An excellent alternative to box, a Taxus baccata clipped pyramid, as a single specimen or en masse, makes a statement in any garden, especially during the winter. The attractive, dense evergreen foliage of yew makes it ideal for topiary and the clipped, sculptural results are widely used, punctuating formal parterres or adding structure and interest to informal gardens.

Traditionally, yew was planted in churchyards to prevent livestock having access to the poisonous seeds of the berries, while at the same encouraging the growth of a timber that was prized for making longbows, so effective in the Middle Ages. Taxus baccata is a recipient of the RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit), for all round excellence.


Flowers: Inconspicuous spring flowers are followed later on the female plant by fleshy red fruit. Most parts, especially the seeds, are highly toxic by ingestion

  • Moist, well drained soil
  • All aspects
  • Full sun or partial shade or full shade
  • Clip in early to late summer to retain shape. Avoid scorching by not clipping in midday sunshine. (We recommend Sentei Topiary Clippers.)
  • Foliage is toxic if ingested. May cause skin irritation
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