Golden Dovaston’s yew (Taxus baccata ‘Dovastonii Aurea’)
Golden Dovaston’s yew (Taxus baccata ‘Dovastonii Aurea’) is a conifer that can grow 3m – 8m tall and 1.5m – 3m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Golden Dovaston’s yew (Taxus baccata ‘Dovastonii Aurea’).
This plant is commonly known as golden Dovaston’s yew.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 20-50 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: golden Dovaston’s yew
Scientific name: Taxus baccata ‘Dovastonii Aurea’
Plant type: Conifers, Shrubs
Height: 3m – 8m
Spread: 1.5m – 3m
Sunlight: Full shade, Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Well drained
Planting type: Hedging & Screens, Low Maintenance
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Golden Dovaston’s yew (Taxus baccata ‘Dovastonii Aurea’), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Golden Dovaston’s yew (Taxus baccata ‘Dovastonii Aurea’) is a plant that adapts to all types of soils, chalk, clay, loam or sand.
The chalky soil is pale and contains chunks of calcium-rich rock. It is a fertile and well-draining soil, almost always alkaline.
Clay soil is composed of more than 25 percent clay particles. These particles have a high moisture holding capacity and the soil is heavy to dig and can be waterlogged in winter (dry in summer).
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Taxus baccata ‘Dovastonii Aurea’ likes to grow in well drained soil.
Golden Dovaston’s yew (Taxus baccata ‘Dovastonii Aurea’) grows well in full sun, although it can also be grown in shady places.