Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata Robusta’ Yew

Description: A coniferous tree that forms a slow growing, dense, broad column with multi-pointed crown. Deep green, soft, needle like foliage and red cones in autumn, which are loved by birds.

History: Discovered before 1940 by the H. Zulauf Nursery in Schinznach, Aargau, Switzerland in a garden and introduced in 1949.

Taxus Growing Tips: Tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions including shade and chalk but not waterlogged or poor draining soil. Will tolerate exposure, dry soils and urban pollution.

Most parts of the plant are toxic, particularly if foliage is eaten by animals.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 2m

Attributes

  • Evergreen
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • S Size: Small
  • Tree shape: Upright
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Drought tolerant

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