Taxaceae . . . . . Yews


Taxaceae/Taxus . . . . . Yew

Taxus baccata . . . . Yew

Trees are normally dioecious with females having the red arils (Pic. 1) and males small cones (Pic. 2); native especially on basic soils in S; now occurs over most BI exc. N Sc

Taxus baccata 'fastigiata' . . . . Irish Yew

There are a number of cultivars widely grown in gardens, including the fastigiate "Irish Yew"

Can possibly be confused with:
Redwood, Metasequoia
Swamp cypress Taxodium