Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata Aurea'

Irish Yew

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen tree

Flower colour

Light green


Dramatic foliage



Skill level


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Plant details

Irish yew forms a distinctive upright growing shrub/tree that's perfect for adding height to the border. They originate from a sport from an ordinary yew in Fermanagh, 1780. The form 'Fastigiata Aurea' has bright golden edges to its foliage which gives the whole plant a distinctive golden appearance. It's tolerant of most soils provided there is adequate drainage and they don't become water-logged. Like all yews they can be clipped into shapes but also look particularly good when allowed to grow naturally.

Family: Taxaceae

Genus: Taxus

Species: baccata

Cultivar: Fastigiata Aurea

Plant type: Evergreen tree

Flower colour: Light green

Foliage colour: Golden variegation, Golden

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 300cm

Spread: 100cm

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Taxus baccata

At the top of the page there is a symbol and the words print page. My printer then prints 7 pages of stuff which I don't want. It does print the coloured photo on one page and the text on another. Why doen't it just print the single relevant page instead of wasting so much paper and ink?


Where can I Buy ? Irish Yew. & how much.

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