Taxus baccata Fastigiata Aurea

Golden Irish Yew

A native Irish conifer with very upright growth, forming wide columns, the Golden Irish Yew has fantastic striking golden variegated foliage. Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata Aurea’ is a small to medium sized tree whose foliage can tolerate heavy pruning, though left to its own devices will form a flat top eventually. In Winter, the Yew carries red berries of which the seeds are poisonous to man but eaten by birds. A useful tree for difficult sites and soils. Used in heritage gardens for avenue trees. Ideal for specimen planting or as a formal evergreen hedge.

Site: Tolerates inland and moderate coastal exposure
Soil: Well drained
Position: Full sun, part shade, and will tolerate heavy shade
Season of Interest: All year round golden foliage, decorative Winter red berries, wildlife friendly
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height: 7-15ft (2.5-5m) Spread: 3-6ft (1-2m)

Type | Size: Pot | 9cm
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