common yew "Semperaurea"

English yew "Semperaurea"

Medium-sized, upright, broad, slow growing evergreen shrub, conifer (H 2,5-3 m, W 2-3 m). Crown broadly oval, dense. Bark red-brown to dark brown, flaky. Young shoots green, later red-brown. Needles wide, flat (2-3 cm), young needles bright yellow to green-yellow (also in winter), later mid to dark green. Flowers unisexual, male and female flowers on separate plants; male inflorescence very numerous, yellow, female flowers green. Flowering period: March-April. Fruits produced on female plants only, ovate (0,5-0,8 cm), fleshy, juicy, light red. Ripening time: August-October. Very long-lived, healthy and adaptable species. Requires fertile, sufficiently drained, moderately moist soils. Easily withstands cold, occasional drought, wind, poor soils, urban conditions and hard pruning.
  • Plants from this group grow equally good in different positions, regardless of solar radiation. Usually they need more moisture in sunny than in shady undergorwth and they can bloom more exuberant.

  • Conifers have woody stems (i. e. tree trunk and branches) and are also called woody plants or trees. Their leaves are transformed into needles or scales, usually being hard and leathery.

  • Leaves or needles remain on the plant for several consecutive years, usually 2 to 5 years. Our descriptions contain the word evergreen.

  • Plant can in otherwise appropriate environment survive cold down to - 23 °C.

  • Porous or dry soils are normally light and loose, there is no stagnant water but relatively quickly flows in deeper layers; such ground are more airy and warmer, yet drier and usually contain less humus and for such undergrowth it is often to for drought to appear (e. g. rockgardens, walls, by paths and roads, on gravel, also on gravel surface in towns and close to buildings ...), plants of such undergrowth need well-drained soil, they tolerate drought but cannot tolerate constant moisture or even flooding.

  • Woody plant, normally branched at the ground level into several side stems, usually lacks of a dominant stem. Tree top can be of different shapes, dense or thin, symetric or uneven. Most shrubs reach a height of 1 to 2 metres, but some can grow much higher (up to 8 m); some can grow into very low or carpet-like forms.

  • Variegated leaves show patterns of different colours, mostly white or yellow pattern on green base. Patterns can appear in forms of stripes, dots, patches, trims, uneven shapes, or colour is splashed over leaf surface; different colour patterns may have sharp borderlines or change softly one to another. Colour intensivity and needle/leaves patterns formation on certain plant may vary greatly according to general plant health and condition, age, maintanance (trimming and care); other factors such as weather, microclimate, sun or shade, presence of plant nutrients and water may also affect greatly on leaf colour. Colouring and patterns on leaves may be affected - changed - by the age of certain leaf or twig and through seasons.

  • Among described plants in this category we marked those, which are particulary resistant (to various environmental conditions), do not require much maintanance and thereby suitable fot planting in public areas.
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Taxus baccata "Semperaurea" |40-60|C

SKU 00021893
Produced in C
Height 40-60 cm
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34.50 €
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