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Taxus baccata var. fructo-lutea
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common name: Yew
synonyms: Taxus baccata var. fruto-luteo
poisonous or irritant
full sun, part shade, shade
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.
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.