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Taxus baccata ‘Repandens’ (English Yew)

English Yew 'Repandens', Common Yew 'Repandens'

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Taxus baccata 'Repandens', English Yew 'Repandens', Common Yew 'Repandens', Evergreen Shrub, Evergreen Tree

A very popular choice, Taxus baccata ‘Repandens’ (English Yew) is a small, prostrate and wide-spreading, evergreen shrub with undulating branches adorned with pendulous tips. It is densely clothed in long, glossy, dark green leaves held in two ranks. This female cultivar rarely produces the conspicuous, coral-red seed-bearing cones. A moderate grower, 6-8 in. per year (15-20 cm), this spreading English Yew is ideal as a medium-sized groundcover, especially in woodland conditions.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its noteworthy qualities
  • Grows up to 2-4 ft. tall (60-120 cm) and can spread to 15 ft. wide (450 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, for foundation plantings, rock gardens.
  • 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. The taxine alkaloids contained in yew berries, needles or bark are poisonous.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses, toxic to humans.
  • Native to Europe, Atlas Mountains, Asia Minor, Caucauses.

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 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
Plant Family Taxaceae
Genus Taxus
Common names English Yew, Yew
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' - 4'
(60cm - 120cm)
Spread 6' - 15'
(180cm - 4.6m)
Spacing 240" (6.1m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Full Shade
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Taxus canadensis (American Yew)
Taxus baccata ‘Standishii’ (English Yew)
Taxus baccata ‘Repens Aurea’ (English Yew)
Taxus baccata ‘David’ (English Yew)
Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata’ (Irish Yew)
Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata Aurea’ (Irish Yew)

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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 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
Plant Family Taxaceae
Genus Taxus
Common names English Yew, Yew
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' - 4'
(60cm - 120cm)
Spread 6' - 15'
(180cm - 4.6m)
Spacing 240" (6.1m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Full Shade
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden
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