English Yew – Taxus baccata

$2.95

Classic ornamental with flaking bark and fruit with attractive red arils.

This evergreen is a bonsai favourite that lends itself well to a variety of styles, and is easy to carve and train. Fine foliage, easy back-budding and attractive fruit make it rewarding for bonsai beginners and enthusiasts alike.  

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This evergreen is a bonsai favourite that lends itself well to a variety of styles, and is easy to carve and train. Fine foliage, easy back-budding and attractive fruit make it rewarding for bonsai beginners and enthusiasts alike.  

Bonsai Location

Indoor or Outdoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Beginner

Bonsai Styles

Any

Bonsai Size

Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Additional Features

Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants

In the Garden

In gardens, this handsome tree will reach a height of 10-20 meters, but it is slow-growing and long-lived, so it is best regarded as a large shrub to small tree. It’s also a classic choice for hedging and topiary since it is fond of being clipped.

Propagation

This tough little tree tolerates almost any soil and will grow in sun or shade. Its only requirement is that the soil should not be constantly waterlogged, so choose a well-drained position and don’t over-water.

Common Name:English Yew
Scientific Name:Taxus baccata
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 5
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Saline, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Unremarkable
Bonsai Location:Indoor or Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Any
Bonsai Size:Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:15-25m
Tree Full Width:5-10m
Foliage:Evergreen
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants
Growing Information

In the Garden

In gardens, this handsome tree will reach a height of 10-20 meters, but it is slow-growing and long-lived, so it is best regarded as a large shrub to small tree. It’s also a classic choice for hedging and topiary since it is fond of being clipped.

Propagation

This tough little tree tolerates almost any soil and will grow in sun or shade. Its only requirement is that the soil should not be constantly waterlogged, so choose a well-drained position and don’t over-water.

Product Details
Common Name:English Yew
Scientific Name:Taxus baccata
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 5
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Saline, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Unremarkable
Bonsai Location:Indoor or Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Any
Bonsai Size:Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:15-25m
Tree Full Width:5-10m
Foliage:Evergreen
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants