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Golden Irish Yew

Taxus baccata 'Stricta Aurea'

Pronunciation: TAKS-us ba-KA-ta STRIK-tuh AW-ree-uh
SKU #08168

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Description Dense, needle-like, evergreen foliage has golden margins that become more intense in warm, sunny exposures. Vibrant red berry-like fruit stands out in the fall - do not ingest! The stately, upright form works well as a landscape specimen or planted en masse for a privacy screen or hedge. Takes well to shearing.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Conifer; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Slow growing; reaches 15 to 30 ft. tall, 4 to 8 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries
Growth Rate Slow
Landscape Use Hedge, Privacy Screen, Suitable for Topiary
Design Ideas The symmetrical, distinctively columnar shape of this stately shrub delivers a bold statement in formal groupings. Highly effective as a foundation or accent specimen, providing an exceptional vertical effect in the landscape. Excellent texture and color contrast for green broadleaf plants. Plant en masse to create a handsome tall hedge or privacy screen.
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Lilac (Syringa); Viburnum (Viburnum); Potentilla (Potentilla); Periwinkle (Vinca); Lavender (Lavandula)
Care Easily adapts to most well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. For a neat appearance, prune annually to shape in early spring.
Lore Unlike other conifers, plants of the Taxus genus do not produce seed-bearing cones, but rather small red fruit that resemble single seed berries. CAUTION: FRUIT IS HIGHLY TOXIC IF INGESTED

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