Taxus baccata

Common Yew, English Yew

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Height
5 to 18 m
Width
5 to 10 m
Light/shadow demands
light shade, no direct sunlight, semi-shade, sun
pH-Value
slightly alkaline, neutral, alkaline, slightly acidic
Soil
loamy, sandy-loamy, all substrates
Yes
Trees and shrubs for bees
hedge
Bird feeding plants
Topiary
Taxus baccata:

 

Characteristics:
Habit
Usually multi-stemmed, medium-sized tree, sometimes only large shrub; (3) 5-15 m tall, 5-10 m wide, broadly conical or ovoid, later domed or round crown; branches asymmetrical; diagonally or arching upright twigs nodding to pendent; branches to the ground; slow-growing, 10-30 cm a year.  
Crown
broad ovoid, broad conical, irregular broad ovoid, broad conical, irregular
Blossom
Dioecious, inconspicuous.  
Leaves
Shiny dark green to black green needles, light pale green underneath, arranged in two lines, 2-3 cm long, more radial on the shoot tips.  
Fruits
Red, fleshy arils, ca. 1 cm large, greenish seed inside.  
Roots
Cordate to deep roots; intense, dense fibrous root system.  
Demands
Sun to semi-shade, full shade tolerated but not favourable; tolerates warmth, usually frost hardy; tolerates urban environments, moderately wind resistant; good for cutting.  
Soil
Moderately dry to moist, likes high humidity, slightly acidic to alkaline on all substrates except peat; if humidity, heat, and humus in the soil is high, the plants will probably suffer from fir-tree weevils.  
Note
All parts of the yew are poisonous except for the red seed casing! Taxus baccata takes well to cutting into old age, even shooting from sawed off stumps; it can be trained well
Hardiness Zone
Zone 6a   see also chapter on topiary plants              
Bee pasture/nectar
Yes
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Product Nr Options Price (plus 7% VAT)
SANA006168 3 x trp., rootballed, height 50-60 €32.00
SANA010875 3 x trp., rootballed, height 60-70 €39.00
99230188 3 x trp., rootballed, height 70-80 €65.00
SANA012299 4 x trp., rootballed, height 80-100 €85.00
SANA002391 4 x trp., rootballed, height 100-125 €120.00
99480188 Cont 3 l, 30-40 €19.00
99580188 Cont 3 l, 40-50 €24.50
99820188 rootballed, 30-40 €19.00
99920188 rootballed, 40-50 €24.50
007475857045742 cone on stem, 6 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 175-200 €1,250.00
006345060343805 cone on stem, 6 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 200-225 €1,800.00
007534265005573 cone on stem, 6 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 225-250 €2,400.00
007336543412632 cone on stem, 7 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 250-275 €3,300.00
001568310725204 cone on stem, 7 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 275-300 €4,400.00
001548085044276 cone on stem, 8 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 300-350 €6,500.00
005840737834732 cone on stem, 8 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 350-400 €8,500.00
003801634163612 cone on stem, 8 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 400-450 €10,500.00
002122358717387 cone on stem, 8 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 450-500 €13,500.00
005514672101576 flattend ball, 9xtr., rootballed, with wire mesh, diametre 250-275 €11,500.00
003250020004045 flattend ball, 9xtr., rootballed, with wire mesh, diametre 275-300 €14,000.00
003413543528076 flattend ball, 5 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, diametre 70-80 €600.00
004588161754726 flattend ball, 5 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, diametre 80-90 €800.00
003634238464533 flattend ball, 5 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, diametre 90-100 €1,000.00
006000437516311 flattend ball, 6 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, diametre 100-110 €1,400.00
008684740616846 flattend ball, 6 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, diametre 110-120 €1,700.00
000825421823111 flattend ball, 6 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, diametre 120-130 €2,100.00
005123052414577 flattend ball, 7 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, diametre 130-140 €2,500.00
001144447318360 flattend ball, 7 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, diametre 140-150 €3,000.00
005417600406387 flattend ball, 7 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, diametre 150-160 €3,500.00
006475225313216 flattend ball, 8 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, diametre 160-180 €4,500.00
005406824001278 flattend ball, 8 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, diametre 180-200 €6,000.00
008322523257261 flattend ball, 8 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, diametre 200-225 €7,500.00
008486644152204 flattend ball, 8 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, diametre 225-250 €9,000.00
bks26823316 round column, 6 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 175-200 €1,600.00
bks26823330 round column, 6 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 200-225 €2,200.00
003624445624051 round column, 6 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 225-250 €3,100.00
006542020681346 round column, 7 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 250-275 €4,200.00
004545383661344 round column, 7 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 275-300 €6,000.00
000202241625431 round column, 8 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 300-350 €7,500.00
000564660333356 round column, 8 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 350-400 €9,500.00
004726186486406 round column, 8 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 400-450 €11,500.00
001006117386817 cloud shape, 5 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 150-175, width 100-125 €1,300.00
002543430075085 cloud shape, 6 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 175-200, width 100-125 €2,500.00
002732356431323 cloud shape, 6 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 200-225, width 100-125 €3,000.00
000757084146185 cloud shape, 6 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 225-250, width 100-125 €3,500.00
008680216554514 cloud shape, 6 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 250-275, width 100-125 €4,000.00
007522008327080 cloud shape, 6 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 250-275, width 125-150 €4,500.00
bks26824280 specimen, 4 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 60-80, width 60-80 €75.00
bkA000834287068 specimen, 4 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 80-100, width 60-80 €100.00
bkA331325754780 specimen, 4 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 100-125, width 60-80 €140.00
99760188 specimen, 4 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 125-150, width 60-80 €200.00
bkA183054235336 specimen, 4 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 80-100, width 80-100 €140.00
bkA738637087745 specimen, 4 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 100-125, width 80-100 €180.00
bks26820055 specimen, 4 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 125-150, width 80-100 €260.00
bks26820058 specimen, 4 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 80-100, width 100-125 €180.00
bks26820059 specimen, 4 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 100-125, width 100-125 €220.00
bks26820060 specimen, 4 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 125-150, width 100-125 €320.00
SANA002392 specimen, 5 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 150-175, width 80-100 €390.00
SANA012300 specimen, 5 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 175-200, width 80-100 €550.00
bkA106867614815 specimen, 5 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 200-225, width 80-100 €750.00
SANA002393 specimen, 5 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 150-175, width 100-125 €420.00
99470188 specimen, 5 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 175-200, width 100-125 €700.00
99570188 specimen, 5 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 200-225, width 100-125 €1,050.00
99670188 specimen, 5 x trp., rootballed, with wire mesh, height 225-250, width 100-125 €1,250.00