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Genus 'Taxus'

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Taxus baccata
Taxus baccata cv. 'Fastigiata Aureomarginata'
Taxus baccata cv. 'Fastigiata'
Taxus baccata cv. 'Fructo-luteo'
Taxus brevifolia
Taxus celebica
Taxus cuspidata

Taxus baccata (Common Yew)

Taxus baccata

Also known as: English Yew

Native: Europe, Iran, Algeria

Location: On limestone and chalk. Often occurs in the dense shade of Oak woods. Planted for hedges, shelter, ornament, and topiary.

Leaves and seeds are poisonous and the wood is hard and durable.


Leaves are comb-like above and below, pointing well forward.


Taxus baccata

Flowers open in March or April, males yellow about 0.6cm, females tiny and green.


Taxus baccata

Fruit are red fleshy berries about 1.2cm.