Taxus baccata is commonly used for clipping into different shapes..it can stand this way of clipping very well..
Taxus baccata berries
Close up of leaf arrangement.
Whole tree, November 2002. New Forest, Southern England.
Fruiting branch of English Yew, in a chuchyard in Hertfordshire, England, August 1998
These very old specimens at Hampton Court Palace were originally clipped as tight cones in a formal garden design.
This restored garden at Hampton Court Palace uses yews as formal accents. The original planting of Yews can be seen in the top right corner.
English Yews are clipped as a hedge around this sunken garden at Hampton Court Palace. They also form a niche for the sculpture at the rear.
Can get quite large.
Bark up close.
Trimmed hedge at Howick Hall, Northumberland
Photo taken in Guadarrama, Madrid, Spain.
Little yew growing in Guadarrama forest, Madrid, Spain.
Little yews into a Pinus sylvestris wood. Guadarrama, Madrid, Spain. February 2008.
Upper branches on an old tree, SE England
Fresh growth sprouting on an old tree, a few feet above ground level
Old trees can have heavily gnarled trunks
Fresh growth (the lighter green leaves) in July
Sofia, Bulgaria, 2300 feet AMSL. Zone 6b
Bill's English Yew Tree in his Waihi garden, NZ
Bonsai--July 2014--Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI--started 1952 trained since 1982 donated by Dean Atkinson
July 2014--Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI