Taxus baccata (English Yew)

(Question)

Where can I purchase English yews in the Toronto area?

(Answer)

 

Hi there,

English Yew or common yew (Taxus baccata) is a tough tree (that can be pruned to be more shrub like) that makes for an ideal hedge. It can be grown in almost any condition and is tolerant of pollution, exposure and dry soils.

As to where to purchase – the Toronto Master Gardeners don’t promote any one retailer, however, Landscape Ontario has a great site for searching for garden centres in your area:  https://landscapeontario.com/find-a-company  

Give the garden centre a call before you go to make sure they have the plant your looking for.

Below are a couple of good links on care for yew:

https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/18001/Taxus-baccata/Details

https://www.pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?LatinName=Taxus+baccata