Yew, English Yew
Taxus baccata 'Repandens'

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

Category:

Shrubs

Conifers

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Dark/Black

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

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

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

Lexington, Massachusetts

Media, Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 21, 2015, Rickwebb from Downingtown, PA wrote:

This is a wide-spreading form with the tips of the twigs pendulous. It is supposed to be the most cold hardy cultivar of English Yew. It is sold somewhat commonly in southeast Pennsylvania in Zone 6b. I have never seen it growing in Zone 5 yet, as in the Chicago area. It is a female clone that bears the seed covered by red arils. It usually grows 2 to 6 feet high x 12 to 15 feet wide if left alone.