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Taxus baccata Repandens Aurea


Low growing variety

This is a low growing version of yew perfect for small formal hedges or as a specimen where evergreen foliage and low maintenance are needed. Alternatively use as a specimen in a lawn where it’s spreading branches will make an attractive feature. Glossy green leaves have a yellow edge in spring - a great contrast to the gold new growth, the leaves as they mature develop a white edge.


This slow grower is a good choice for the front of a border where it is happiest in full sun to keep the best leaf colours.


Enrich the soil before planting by adding well rotted manure or homemade garden compost. Water occasionally in dry weather until established. Responds well to regular pruning.

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
Flowering March - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 50 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 100 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous Caution toxic if eaten
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 25 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
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 Gravel garden, Garden edging, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From January to December