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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
common yew 'Icicle'
Taxus are small evergreen trees or large shrubs of rounded habit, with dense, linear leaves, insignificant flowers and, on female plants, conspicuous fleshy red arils surrounding the solitary seeds
'Icicle' is a slow-growing cultivar, reaching around 60cm in height over 10 years. The evergreen, needle-shaped leaves are edged in yellow for most of the year, but this band turns white in winter giving an overall frosted appearance
Toxicity Most parts, especially the seeds, are highly toxic if eaten
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand, Clay
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Architectural Patio & Container Plants City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning No regular pruning necessary
Pests May be attacked by tortrix moth, vine weevil, gall mites and scale insects
May be subject to phytophthora root diseases, especially in poorly drained conditions
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