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Cultural Details for Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata'

Common Name:
English Yew; Irish Yew

Growth Rate:
slow

Average Mature Height:
15-30'

Average Mature Width:
4-8'

Flower Details:
Dioecious, predominantly female flowers (solitary strobili, green, from leaf axil) but some branches may contain male flowers (stalked strobili, globose, 6-14 stamen)

Fruit Details:
seeds solitary 0.25" long, 0.2" broad, olive brown, aril roundish, red

Fall Color:
evergreen

Bark Details:
reddish brown, furrowed, thin, flaky

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Taxus mealybug, black vine weevil, Taxus scale, yew-gall midge

Native Habitat:
Europe, northern Africa, western Asia

Other Features:
All branches rigidly upright,

Culture and Care:
calcarous as well as acid soil, moist, well drained, sandy loam

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
9061, 9062

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu