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Taxus baccata (Yew) Ball

£45.00£275.00

A dense native evergreen with extremely dark green leaves. A superb tree but probably best known as one of the finest evergreens for a hedge. Being one of the few conifers that will send out new growth when cut to old wood, yew is a terrific choice for containers

Qty Price per item
6 + £40.50
SKU: Tax ball 30-40 Category:

Description

Yew (Taxus baccata) is a dense native evergreen with extremely dark green leaves. A superb tree but probably best known as one of the finest evergreens for a hedge. It is also a terrific subject for topiary.
Yew balls with a diameter up to 60cm are available containerised all year round. Yew balls with diameter over 60cm are typically supplied as rootballs.

Taxus baccata, commonly known as the English yew, is a venerable evergreen tree with a rich history and remarkable characteristics. This coniferous species, native to Europe, has dark green needles and striking red berries, but it is perhaps most renowned for its distinctive cones. Yew cones are small, globular structures that adorn the branches, adding a unique visual element to the tree. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, Taxus baccata holds historical significance, often associated with ancient sacred sites and folklore. The yew’s wood was traditionally used for crafting longbows, a testament to its strength and durability. Additionally, the English yew is a favorite in the art of topiary, where skilled gardeners shape and sculpt the tree into intricate and elegant forms. Its dense foliage and ability to tolerate pruning make it an ideal candidate for creating living sculptures, enhancing gardens and landscapes with a touch of timeless charm.

Additional information

Preferred Aspect

South-facing;West-facing;East-facing;North-facing

Position

Full sun;Full shade;Partial shade

Soil Type

Clay;Chalk;Sand;Loam

Exposure

Sheltered;Exposed

Flowering Time

Spring

Foliage

Evergreen

Pruning Time

Late Winter

Ultimate Height

12+ metres

Ultimate Spread

8+ metres

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