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Scientific Name: Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata'
Pronunciation: TACKS-us buh-KAY-tuh
Common Name: Irish yew
Family Name: Taxaceae
Plant Type: Conifer
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).
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Fastigiate
Form: Columnar
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:7 - 10m
Spread:2 - 3m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: Europe, Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Hedge row, Screening, Sheared hedge (Caution: poisonous parts)
Additional Info: Google. Some images are of T. 'Fastigiata Aurea'.
Irish yew
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Needle-like, Simple
Arrangement: Spiraled
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acute
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: n/a (male cone)
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Colour (petals): No flowers, Brown
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Mar, Apr

Fruit Type: Cone (winged seeds)
Fruit Colour: Red
Fruiting Time: Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Showy, Accessory tissue, Single ovoid-oblong seed (that is poisonous) about 8 mm long, partially enveloped by a fleshy cup-shaped disk called an aril (not poisonous)
Bark Morphology: Exfoliating, Lightly fissured, Multi-stem trunk
Bark or Stem Colour: Red, Brown

Propagation: Softwood cuttings
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Root rot, Scale insects, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Drought resistant )
Specific Pests: Phytophthora cinnamomi in water-logged soils.
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