Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta (Taxus Fastigiata Robusta)

The Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta is the narrowest columnar taxus there is. It is an evergreen conifer with shiny, green, soft needles. In autumn, red berries appear, which are loved by birds. The needles discolor in the winter to very dark green, almost black.

Visibility blocking
Moderately visibility blocking

Deadheading
Once a year

Low maintenance
Very low maintenance

Winter hardness
Very winter hardy

Growth rate
10-20cm a year

Exposure
Shade, partial shade, sun

Yew / Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta 60/80cm

60/80cm

Yew / Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta 60/80cm

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Yew / Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta 80/100cm

80/100cm

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Yew / Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta 100/120cm

100/120cm

Yew / Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta 100/120cm

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Yew / Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta 120/140cm

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Yew / Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta 120/140cm

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Yew / Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta 140/160cm

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Yew / Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta 160/180cm

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Yew / Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta 160/180cm

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Yew / Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta 180/200cm

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Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta (Taxus Fastigiata Robusta)

Whether this yew is in full sun, in the shade or in partial shade, it will thrive everywhere.

The name "poison tree" was given to the yew because it is poisonous to humans and animals. The Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta is hardy and very strong. It has little trouble with diseases. It is not a fast grower. It likes pruning. With proper care, it can get very old.

Some yews were planted years and years ago and they are still alive. The most popular group of yew trees has been in Painswick, England for over 300 years.

Why choose a Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta?

  • The Taxus Fastigiata Robusta is a beautiful plant and fits in any garden.
  • It has dense, evergreen leaves. They offer you privacy and they suppress ambient noise.
  • The plant requires little maintenance. Prune it twice a year. The hedge plant also does not have any problem with rigorous pruning.
  • Birds will like to make their nests in the hedge.
  • The Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta grows at any time of the year; except in the hottest months.
  • The plants have a very long life.
  • Taxus plants are easy to prune into shape.

How do you plant a Taxus Fastigiata Robusta?

  1. Make sure you completely clear the strip of weeds. It is important that the roots make maximum use of the nutrients in the soil.
  2. Dig a trench twice the size and width of the root ball and slightly deeper than the root ball height. Loosen the soil about 6 cm deeper.
  3. Test the soil pH level with a test kit. Yew plants thrive in slightly alkaline, neutral or slightly acidic soil.
  4. Add four inches of organic compost, fertilizer, coarse sand and leaves to the trench and mix it into the loose soil.
  5. Place the plants along the trench where you want to plant them.
  6. Found a good distribution? Then take the plant out of the container and loosen the roots of the root ball on the sides so that they can easily find their way into the soil.
  7. Place the yew in the trench. Make sure the root ball is even with the soil level.
  8. Fill the trench with soil and press it gently.
  9. Water the soil around the plant until the roots are evenly moist. Do this once a week or when the top three inches become dry. Once the yew has taken over completely, watering is no longer necessary. Or it must be very warm.
  10. Place a layer of mulch around the plant. Be careful, do not put the mulch against the trunk of the plant. It doesn't like that.

Tips

You must give the newly planted yew hedge enough water, but not too much. Properly established, the hedge can better tolerate extreme weather conditions.

Taxus plants grow well in any soil, provided it is well-drained.

Placement

The Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta can reach a height of about 4 meters. Give the plants enough space for them to grow. Therefore, do not put them too close together.

Take about 2 or 3 plants per linear meter.

The Taxus Fastigiata Robusta grows about 15 cm to 20 cm annually.

Advice & Care

  • Water the plant sufficiently, but not too much.
  • Prune the plant in early summer to maintain its ideal height and shape.
  • It is not intended to be pruned under the green needles.
  • Do not prune in sunny weather. The needles can then burn.
  • Remove broken, diseased or dead branches from the plant immediately.
  • For a little extra nutrition, give the yew some compost in the spring.

Known disorders of the Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta

The Taxus Fastigiata Robusta is very strong and healthy. Yet it does sometimes suffer from health issues.

Dead, low branches - improper pruning can cause lower branches to die. Result: dead or thin branches. Therefore, prune the top narrower, so that the bottom gets more light.

Wet soils - the yew plants do not like wet "feet" at all, even if it is short-lived. Therefore, make sure that it is not in soaking wet ground.

Honey fungus - this fungus can attack sick and healthy plants. Do you see a honey-colored mushroom at the base of the plant? Then consider that plant lost. Uproot the mushroom and remove the dead yew including the roots.

Advantages and disadvantages of the Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta

Advantages

  • The hedge of the Taxus Fastigiata Robusta is very beautiful.
  • The dense, green leaves give you a lot of privacy.
  • This plant is easy to maintain.
  • It can withstand (rigorous) pruning.
  • The yew grows in all well-drained soils.
  • Whatever you want: a low, medium or high hedge. Everything is possible.
  • The hedge attracts many birds, here they find shelter and food (berries).
  • A yew has a long life.
  • This columnar taxus can be pruned into any desired shape.
  • The plant can withstand cold very well.

Disadvantages

  • Most parts of Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta are poisonous to humans and animals.
  • The plant grows slowly. Patience is a virtue.

Conclusion

Are you looking for a beautiful, evergreen and hardy hedge that requires little maintenance? And that actually grows everywhere? Then this columnar taxus: Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta is an ideal plant for creating a hedge.

Convinced? Then order this yew. Do you have any questions? Don't hesitate to ask us.