Scientific Name: Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata'
Common Name: Irish yew
Family Name: Taxaceae
Origin: Europe, Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Conifer
Mature Size: 7 - 10m x 2 - 3m (height x width)
Habit: Fastigiate
Form: Columnar
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Hedge row, Screening, Sheared hedge
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Needle-like, Spiraled, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Brown, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), (Accessory tissue), Red, Jul-Aug-Sep
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).