Taxus baccata Other names: Common yew, English yew, Yew Genus: Taxus Species: T. baccata - T. baccata is a medium-sized evergreen, coniferous tree with narrow, dark green foliage. Taxus baccata is: Evergreen Flower: Yellow in Spring Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons Tree shape: Broadly conical Toxicity: Most parts, especially the seeds, are highly toxic if eaten. Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Irish Yew (Taxus Baccata 'Stricta' 'Fastigiata') - Zone 6-9 Part-Full Sun 8'-20' Height 3'-8' Width Alternative to Eastern Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis). Very slow growing, narrow, upright columnar shaped evergreen tree with green needles (larger than English Yews) and red (poisonous) berries. Excellent choice for tall hedging or screen where space is limited or under power lines.Takes pruning exceptionally well, and tolerates shearing. Tolerant of shade, drought tolerant once established.