Yew, or Taxus baccata, is a large evergreen shrub with dense, linear, leaves arranged in two rows on the shoots. The flowers are insignificant, but conspicuous, fleshy red berries appear on female plants in autumn and provide food for birds. Traditionally, yew was planted in churchyards to protect livestock from the poisonous seed within these berries, and to maintain a supply of the dense wood that was prized for making archers' bows.
Clipped yew looks superb against a wall or along a terrace. Keep in a pot or plant directly in the ground. Particularly useful for adding structure to an informal garden or parterre, and for creating winter interest. They also add depth to a mixed topiary display.
Pot size: 6L
Many other sizes and clipped shapes are available, including yew hedging plants. Please note, these Clipped Globes are only available for local delivery or in-store collection. Do give us a call on 01993 823117 before visiting to check we have it in stock for you.
Common Name: English Yew, Common Yew
Hardiness: Fully hardy to –20°
Height and Spread: 1200cm x 800cm, over 20–50 years (if not clipped)
Preferred Soil Type: Any well-drained soil; will tolerate dry soils and urban pollution
Aspect: Any aspect
Position: Sun, partial sun or shade, sheltered or exposed
Flowering Period: Spring
Care: Prune throughout the year
Please note the plastic container may be a different colour from the photograph.
*Most parts, especially the seeds, are highly toxic by ingestion*