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Taxus baccata 'Repandens'

Spreading English Yew
Taxaceae
Evergreen, Ground covers, Shrubs

TAXUS

Yews are conifers, but they do not bear cones. Instead, they produce fleshy, scarlet (rarely yellow), cup-shaped, single-seeded, berrylike fruit. In general, yews are darker green, more formal looking, and more tolerant of shade and moisture than most cultivated conifers. Long lived; take much shearing and pruning, since they sprout from bare wood.

Taxus baccata
Taxus baccata

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Taxus baccata

From Europe, north Africa, west Asia. Grows 25 to 40 ft. or taller, 15 to 25 ft.wide, with a broad, low crown. Needles are 1/2 to 1 1/2 in. long, dark green and glossy above, pale beneath; spirally arranged.

'Repandens'

Long, horizontal, spreading branches make this a 2 to 4-ft.-high ground cover. It extends to 8–10 ft. wide after many years.Useful low foundation plant. Will arch over wall.

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