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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
Irish yew blue John
court yew Florence Court yew
Taxus baccata 'Hibernica'
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
'Fastigiata' is a large, bushy, upright evergreen shrub, columnar when young, later broader, with erect shoots bearing radially arranged, dark green leaves
Toxicity Most parts, especially the seeds, are highly toxic by ingestion. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or South-facing or North-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any well-drained soil. Often found in church yards. Tolerant of exposure and urban pollution
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings or grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance
Pruning No regular pruning necessary, but can be trimmed and shaped when required
Pests May be attacked by tortrix moth, vine weevil, gall mites and scale insects
May be subject to phytophthora root diseases
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