Irish yew is a popular evergreen conifer. They are very practical due to many varieties available offering various shapes and sizes. Another advantage is that they grow well in both full sun and in deep shade.Fastigiata Aurea has strictly upright, narrow habit. It grows very slowly which makes it suitable for small gardens, too. Until it reaches full maturity it seldom exceeds width of 1m. The height varies by location and soil fertility.
Needles are bright yellow to lime-green. Young branches are light green, maturing to brown. This variety is usually female producing red berries which are poisonous.
Yew can be pruned in spring or trimmed in late summer for hedges. It withstands hard pruning into old wood. They are tolerant of all soil types except boggy and wet. Fully hardy to -27°C (USDA zone 5b).
Size/type: taller shrub
Usual height: 2-4m
Leaves: evergreen conifer
Colour of leaves: varigated; green, yellow
Flowers: insignificant or non-blooming
Location: full sun to shade
Usda zone (lowest): 6 (down to -23°c)
Belongs to categories: conifers
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