Taxus baccata Fastigiata (syn. T. baccata Stricta;) Taxaceae
Irish Yew TAKS-us ba-KA-ta
- Conifer, evergreen tree/shrub, narrowly columnar or spindle-form, 15-30 ft (5-9 m) high and 4-8 ft (1.2-2.5 m) wide, branches are rigidly upright. Needles are dark green above, streaked with dull green and narrow shining midrib below. Generally it is female, but male flowers appear on isolated branches.
- Sun or shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (5)6 Discovered in about 1780 by a farmer in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Now there are a number of Fastigiata types, which include narrower habit, light green and yellow needles, variegated, etc.
- Corvallis: on either side of the south entrance to Kappa Delta Sorority at 305 25th St., at Van Buren.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: southwest corner of CH2M-Hill Alumni Center.