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Taxus baccata

'Fastigiata'


Irish Yew, Blue John




Family
Taxaceae
Genus
Taxus
Species
baccata
Cultivar
'Fastigiata'
Category
Woody
Type
Shrub (evergreen)
USDA Hardiness Zone
6-9
Canadian Hardiness Zone
5a
RHS Hardiness Zone
H7-H3
Temperature (°C)
-23-(-1)
Temperature (°F)
-10-30
Height
8-12 m
Spread
2.5-4 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
General Description
One of the most well known forms of the Taxus genus. Its showy vibrant red berries contrast well with its deep green foliage and its narrow and columnar shape make it an excellent accent plant.
Landscape
As a specimen plant or to add height to a mixed boarder.
Cultivation
Moist, well drained soil in full sun to partial shade.
Shape
Narrow, upright habit.
Growth
Slow
Pests
Prone to winter burn in USDA zone 6.
Habitat
Horticultural origin.
Leaf Description
Densely grouped dark green needles formed in columns.
Fruit Description
Bright red berries are produced in autumn.
Notable Specimens
The Gardens of Fanshawe College (Conifer Garden), London, Ontario, Canada.
Ethnobotanical Uses (Disclaimer)
Seeds are very toxic if ingested although the arial is sweet and eatable.
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