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      Taxus baccata
    English Yew ( Common Yew )
       Evergreen Tree
HEIGHT:30 - 60 feet
SPREAD:15 - 25 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Lustrous, dark-green, needle-like, evergreen foliage; fleshy single-seeded red berry in the fall; Tolerates pruning; used as a hedge at the Governor's Mansion in Juneau; grows on acidic and alkaline soils; prefers a moist, well-drained sandy loam; sun or shade.
LIMITATIONS:Subject to wind burn and spider mites; needs well-drained soil; fruits are poisonous to eat.
HARDINESS:SE (Zone 6)
ORIGIN:Europe, North Africa and the Caucasus Mountains.
CULTIVARS:‘Dovastoniana’ Westfelton yew; upright in habit with horizontal branches and dark green foliage. ‘Erecta’ Broom yew; upright in habit, much wider than Irish yew. ‘Fastigiata’ Irish yew; rigidly columnar and upright in habit;15'-30' high and 4'-8' wide; one of the most picturesque cultivars.
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