English Yew

English Yew

Retailer: Crocus
£11.99 GBP at time of publication Buy from Crocus

Description from Crocus

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. Common box makes a fabulous formal hedge.

Garden care: Trim or renovate in summer or early autumn.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: any fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Other features: yellow, male cones in spring; female plants produce fleshy, cup-shaped, bright red autumn fruits; all parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
£11.99 GBP at time of publication Buy from Crocus
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