Irish Yew. A narrowly columnar slow growing evergreen conifer found in Ireland in the 18th century. Tolerant of most soils and situations if given good drainage. Excellent as a specimen tree in the formal garden. Will also do well in a pot. CAUTION toxic if eaten.
- Position: full sun/part shade
- Soil: any fertile/well drained
- Eventual Size: 12 metres in 20 years plus
- Habit: upright, broad
- Foliage: narrow, green, leathery
- Common Names: Yew and English yew
Plant in well drained soil, adding good peat based compost, water well but then only water when needed, taking care not to allow the soil to become waterlogged. Trim in summer or early autumn. If growing in a pot, top dress with a slow release feed in the spring.
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