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Taxus baccata 'Dovastoniana' (English Yew)

English Yew 'Dovastoniana', Common Yew 'Dovastoniana', Dovaston's Yew, Taxus baccata 'Dovastonii', Westfelton Yew


Taxus baccata 'Dovastoniana' (English Yew) is a large, spreading, evergreen shrub or small tree with horizontal branches adorned with pendulous tips and sometimes, several upright central leaders. It is densely clothed in dark green leaves. This male cultivar occasionally produces a female branch adorned with conspicuous, coral-red seed-bearing cones. A fast grower, 12 in. per year (30 cm), this English Yew is ideal for providing year-round structure and makes a gorgeous specimen plant.

  • Grows up to 6-15 ft. tall (180-450 cm) and 4-8 ft. wide (120-240 cm).
  • A full sun to partial shade lover, this plant is easily grown in evenly moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates full shade as well as a wide range of soils.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant
  • No regular pruning necessary, but can be trimmed and shaped when required.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings or grafting
  • Most parts, especially the seeds, are highly toxic by ingestion.
  • Native to Europe, Atlas Mountains, Asia Minor, Caucauses.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 8
Heat Zones 7 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Taxus - Yews
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6' – 15' (180cm – 4.5m)
Spread 4' – 8' (120cm – 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 8
Heat Zones 7 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Taxus - Yews
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6' – 15' (180cm – 4.5m)
Spread 4' – 8' (120cm – 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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