Taxus baccata 'Stricta' ('Fastigiata')
Full sun, Partial sun
Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||TAKS-us ba-KA-ta|
|Lore||All species of the genus Taxus are poisonous if ingested. One American species is the source of the cancer drug, Taxol. In England yew trees were restricted to church yards where they were not subject to livestock grazing, which caused many animal deaths in the past. Interestingly, deer may graze on them, unaffected. Birds are also attracted to the fruit, which they eat without consequence, as the flesh is not toxic to most, and the seed passes through intact. Male flowers can appear occasionally on Irish Yew, resulting in setting of brightly colored drupes on this generally female plant.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; reaches 15 to 30 ft. tall, 4 to 8 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|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 evergreen support for foreground plantings. Plant in mass to create a handsome tall hedge or privacy screen.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Ornamental Berries|
|Watering Needs||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Lilac (Syringa); Viburnum (Viburnum); Potentilla (Potentilla); Weigela (Weigela); Spirea (Spiraea); Periwinkle (Vinca)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-8