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Taxus baccata, or Common Yew, is a long-lived, medium-sized, bushy evergreen tree of pyramidal habit, with leathery, flat-needled, light to dark green foliage. Inconspicuous flowers bloom in spring and are followed by very ornamental, red, berry-like fruits on female plants in autumn. Fruits are attractive to birds. Common Yew grows best in evenly moist, fertile, sandy, loamy, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade, but it can adapt to a wide range of soils, except poorly-drained. It is tolerant of full shade, exposed positions, and urban pollution. It doesn’t like temperature extremes, and need protection from harsh winter winds. Low maintenance plant, doesn’t require pruning, but can be trimmed in various shapes. Taxus bacca is a tough and resilient plant suitable for various conditions, one of the best conifers for shady areas. Perfect as a specimen or accent plant. Excellent for hedges and screens. Great for foundation plantings or topiaries.
Size & Spacing
more than 12m
more than 8m
Shape / habit
South–facing or North–facing or East–facing or West–facing, exposed or sheltered
acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, full shade, partial shade
Arundel Arboretum is a shrub and tree retail nursery with over 40 years of experience.
During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.
What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).
Where we are located
Arundel Arboretum Ltd Scotland Barn Chichester Road Arundel West Sussex BN18 0ADContact Us
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Easter Sunday - Closed
Christmas & New Year Closed between Christmas and New Year