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The European yew

The European yew (Taxus baccata) a European tree being able to grow for thousands of years. The tree is often planted near graveyards in Celtic areas (Brittany, England) allowing to reach old age, and is often used in horticulture.


316 yew trees (Taxus baccata) in 14 different countries are registered here.

The elevation of the locations ranges from -0.91 m to 1738.11 m above sea level.



Subspecies, varieties, forms, cultivars and cultivar groups


  1. Ancient Yew Group, Ancient and Veteran Yew Trees, information about UK Yew Trees (en)
  2. General information, books and references on Taxus baccata (en)
  3. Species characteristics (en)

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