irish yew

Item number: 1481001

Taxus baccata Fastigiata Aurea

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Columnar yew Fastigiata Aurea - majestic and elegant

Like all yew species, the columnar yew Fastigiata Aurea is an evergreen conifer and, with its light green to yellow-green needles, also stands out in colour all year round from most other trees and shrubs in the garden.

Yew - Striking growth and light needles

The narrow columnar yew owes its name to its upright and columnar growth. The columnar yew Fastigiata Aurea was created by crossing the European and Japanese yew. With only 10 to 15 cm per year, the yellow columnar yew grows very slowly. It therefore takes quite a while for the yew to rise like a column from the surrounding planting. But over the years it can reach the stately height of 3 to 5 m.

The most striking and attractive features of the elegant yellow columnar yew are its growth habit and the bright, shiny needles. This yew looks like a column in the midst of the surrounding planting and also stands out visually with its leaf colouring.

The flowers, however, are rather inconspicuous and hardly noticeable. In late summer and into autumn, the narrow columnar yew bears many small red-coloured berries. Like all the other parts of the Fastigiata Aurea, these are not suitable for eating.

Robust and undemanding columnar yew

The columnar yew Fastigiata Aurea is a very robust and undemanding tree that does not require extensive care. The yellow columnar yew is happy with normal garden soil. It is not very demanding when it comes to the right location either. The yellow columnar yew thrives equally well in sun, partial shade or shade.

The care of the columnar yew is very simple. Only during long dry periods and after planting the young yew should you water the conifer well so that the soft needles are not damaged. The columnar yew does not need pruning or shaping. Only dead or troublesome branches should be removed from time to time.

The Fastigiata Aurea - ideal as a solitary or hedge

The distinctive growth of the yew like a column makes it an ideal tree in a solitary position. If you buy a columnar yew, however, you can also use it optimally as a container plant. The Fastigiata Aurea columnar yew also looks majestic and impressive in small group plantings.

The narrow columnar yew is ideal as a hedge plant and provides optimal privacy. For a hedge you need about 5 plants per metre. When you buy a columnar yew, however, you should bear in mind the slow growth of the tree. It will therefore take a little time before the yews provide the desired privacy screen. Columnar yews are very decorative as a symmetrical pair along paths or house entrances.

With its striking and elegant appearance, the yellow columnar yew is very suitable for Mediterranean gardens, but also for any formal home garden. The Fastigiata Aurea columnar yew contrasts beautifully with the Chinese flowering dogwood or as a towering column in the midst of colourful perennials such as lavender or daisy.

The plants are grown in pots, so you can use them all year round.

Delivery size: 9 cm pot.


Botanical name: Taxus baccata Fastigiata Aurea
Colloquial name: irish yew


Mature height: 3 - 5 Meter
Growth: 10 -15 cm per year


Foliage: needles, glossy
Leaves: Evergreen
Leaf color: yellow-green

Blossom / fruit

Blossom: inconspicuous


Location: full sun, semi shade, shade
Flowering period: all year round
Requirement: 5 plants per lineal meter
Ships as: as pot plant
Hardiness: yes

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planting instructions 

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