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Taxus baccata 'Standishii' (f) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Conifer or Shrub

Habit

Columnar/Upright

Toxicity

Most parts, especially the seeds, are highly toxic by ingestion

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Yellow in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Fruit

Red in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

1-1.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

20-50 years


Preferred common name

common yew 'Standishii'

Family

Taxaceae


Taxus are small evergreen trees or large shrubs of rounded habit, with dense, linear leaves, insignificant flowers and, on female plants, conspicuous fleshy red arils surrounding the solitary seeds

'Standishii' is a dense, columnar, slow-growing medium-sized evergreen shrub with erect branches clothed in spreading, rich yellow leaves

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade
  • Full shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in any well-drained soil. Tolerant of exposure and urban pollution. Slow growing

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings or grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Architectural or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

No regular pruning necessary, but can be trimmed and shaped when required

Pests

May be attacked by tortrix moth, vine weevil, gall mites and scale insects

Diseases

May be subject to phytophthora root diseases