Taxus baccata 'Silver Spire' / Silver Spire English yew

Taxus baccata 'Silver Spire' is a narrow, upright selection of English yew with tight, fastigiate branching and green needles, each bearing bold silver-white margins. Its color is bolder in winter. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 7 feet (2.2 m) tall and 16 inches (40 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 8 to 10 inches (20 - 25 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the late 1980s by Treseder Nursery, Lockengate, Saint Austell, United Kingdom.

Taxus baccata 'Silver Spire' in the Flora Wonder Arboretum at Buchholz Nursery, Gaston, Oregon.
Photo by David Olszyk
Taxus baccata 'Silver Spire' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by David Olszyk

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