About This Plant

The fastigiate Irish yew (Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata’) is a specific cultivar known for its upright, columnar growth. It’s often used in landscaping for its distinctive shape, suitable for narrow spaces and as a vertical accent in gardens. This yew retains its evergreen foliage year-round, providing year-round interest.

The Story


The needles are slender, short, and curved with a pointed tip, displaying a black-green coloration that is darker than that of the common yew. In contrast to the common yew, these needles encircle the twig rather than forming distinct rows.


Fastigiate Irish Yew produces red, berry-like cones called arils. However, like other yews, certain parts of the plant are toxic if ingested.
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