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Taxus baccata Fastigiata Aureomarginata


Golden Irish Yew

Golden column form of this much loved tree

One of the most elegant of conifers and looks great right through the year. Its broad needle-like leaves are glossy green with a wide golden yellow edge. The plant makes a slow growing column of evergreen colour - a great choice to add a formal air to your borders.


Happy in sun or part shade, this slow growing conifer is a good choice for a large container or to make a statement in a border or create a focal point.


Best in a fertile well-drained soil. Add goodness to the soil by digging in planting compost. Use good quality compost for container growing and raise the pot on pot feet through the winter months to help with drainage.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Conifer
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering March - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 250 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 150 cm - 250 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous Caution toxic if eaten
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 45 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Full shade
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From January to December