Frank P Matthews
Yew Tree. Hardy, evergreen, native tree. Ideal for topiary and hedging, as well as making fine specimens.
The yew plays a very special part in British history as it was used for the manufacture of bows and arrows. They are of great garden value and are tolerant of most soils and situations. Good drainage is preferred. Toxic if eaten. Yews are amongst our oldest living trees.
Slow growing, dense, broad column with multi-pointed crown. Deep green needles and red cones in autumn. Toxic if eaten.
Slow growing, small dark green needle like leaves. Bright red fruits. Toxic if eaten.
The best golden form although very slow growing. A tight columnar habit. Bright red fruit. Toxic if eaten.
Golden Irish Yew
A dense compact tree with an erect habit. The leaves have yellow margins. Height after 10 years up to 6m
Upright and narrow in profile, slow growing. New growth is bright gold fading slightly as it ages. Toxic if eaten.
Compact erect habit, dark green leaves. Bright red fruits in autumn. Toxic if eaten.