Taxus baccata is a conifer native to western, central and southern Europe, originally known as yew : a legendary plant, used in the garden since antiquity, which has an extreme resistance to cuttings.
Common name : Yew
Scientific name : Taxus baccata
Family : Taxaceae
Category : Trees
Type of plant : Perennial
The yew was traditionally used as a cemetery plant - perhaps because the whole plant is toxic to the heart, except for the red part around the seed. The yew is a very practical plant. It is THE plant for trying on topiaries, cloud trees and other fantasy forms. It requires an ordinary soil, iand some sun or partial shade.
Sowing & planting
45 - 1000
6 - 7
Plant my yew
Plant in autumn, in soil neither too heavy nor too dry, in the sun or in the shade.
Dig a hole twice as large as the root ball and loosen the edges with a spade. Do not mix the different layers of the soil while digging. Fill back half of the hole with the bottom soil, and arrange the root ball until the roots are leveled with the soil.
Put the rest of the soil back in, tamp with your foot, form a hollow and then water with at least two watering cans.
Keep at least 80 cm on each side.
Water my yew
The yew needs watering the first month especially if you have planted during spring or summer. In this case bring two watering cans every week.
Afterward, it should manage alone.
Prune my yew
The yew does not "need" to be pruned, but it supports it well.
For a very fine result, prune several times a year. Simply cut at the desired length, until the foliage forms very dense planes.
In case of severe trimming, leaves can grow back on bare branches, but it takes several years.
Mulch my yew
Mulch the base of your yew, especially in dry climate, from April.