Yew, English Yew
Taxus baccata 'Amersfoort'

Family: Taxaceae
Genus: Taxus (TAKS-us) (Info)
Species: baccata (BAK-ah-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Amersfoort

Category:

Trees

Conifers

Foliage Color:

Dark/Black

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Louisville, Kentucky

Taylorsville, Kentucky

Millbrook, New York

Media, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 4, 2014, diturk from Philadelphia (Media), PA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Love this yew... it caught my eye at a nursery and when I read the tag I was really surprised to find out it was a yew! Easy care, evergreen, looks different from any other shrub in the garden. What's not to love?

Positive

On Jun 27, 2008, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

I find this to be the most unusual and most interseting of all the cultivars of yews. The rounded needle tips give the plant a very different look from any other of its genus. It can be used as hedging or tightly clipped into any of the usual forms. But it lends itself to much more creative and naturalistic aesthetics. It can be left to its own devices or pruned with an esoteric eye to create something entirely different from anything you will find in your neighbor's garden. It is a terribly under utilized member of an exhaustingly common tribe. Seek it out!