About This Plant

Taxus baccata ‘Dovastonii Aurea’ is a specific cultivar of the European yew (Taxus baccata). It is known for its striking and vibrant golden-yellow foliage. This cultivar is often cultivated for its ornamental value in gardens and landscapes, where its bright foliage adds a pop of colour and visual interest. Like other yews, it is evergreen and retains its leaves throughout the year. However, it’s important to note that while the European yew is highly valued for its beauty and symbolism, various parts of the plant are toxic if ingested.

The Story

Leaf

The needle-like leaves exhibit a vibrant yellow hue, providing an eye-catching and ornamental appeal. This cultivar retains its evergreen nature, ensuring a year-round display of colour in the landscape.

Produce

The fruit of Taxus baccata ‘Dovastonii Aurea’ is a small, round berry-like structure. These fruits are borne on the female plants and are characterised by a vibrant golden-yellow hue. The soft, fleshy coating surrounds a single seed, known as an aril. While the seeds are highly toxic if ingested, the bright yellow fruits add ornamental value to the evergreen foliage of this cultivar.
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