Scientific Name: Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata' Form: Columnar
Common Name:Irish yew Texture:Fine
Family Name:TaxaceaeHabit: Fastigiate
Plant Type: Conifer Mature Size (ht. X w.):7 - 10m x 2 - 3m
Origin: Europe, Garden origin Hardiness Zone:Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Leaves: Needle-like, Simple, Spiraled, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Brown, Mar- Apr
Fruit: Drupe, (Accessory tissue), Red, Jul- Aug- Sep
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Full sun, Filtered shade
Soil: Acidic, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Hedge row, Screening, Sheared hedge
Key ID Features:Dense, columnar form with upright branches; needles dark green; male cones may appear on some branches; fruit-like female cones each with a fleshy red aril and a single green seed occur on most specimens (plants with male cones only are also common).