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botanical name:
Taxus baccata var. fructo-lutea
Taxus baccata var. fructo-lutea © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Yew
synonyms:  Taxus baccata var. fruto-luteo
family:  Taxaceae
characteristics: conifer, evergreen
height: 9.00m
width: 6.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: golden
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
Rare form that produces amber yellow berries.
Dense, spreading tree with a short trunk and dark green glossy foliage.

Requires well drained soils and is happy on dry alkaline soils, similar to its natural habitat of chalk hills. Water and feed young plants to get them well established.
Old, overgrown plants can be cut back hard, shoots will be produced from the old wood.

From seed, which are often very slow to germinate, or by cuttings.

other notes:
Natural occurance is uncertain, but appears to mainly from the Caucasus area. Some trees were also found near Dublin in the 1800's.

All parts are very poisonous and potentially fatal.
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