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 cone topiary shapes with height up to 175cm are available containerised all year round. Yew cones over 175cm 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.