Taxus baccata 'Silver Spire'

Silver Spire Dwarf Silver Sparkling English Yew

Evergreen Conifer, Shrub

Taxus baccata 'Silver Spire' is a dwarf variety of the English Yew that has a compact, narrow form. Its tiny green leaves have a subtle variegation that takes on a silver cast after the golden yellow growth of the new foliage fades. A highly useful shrub to use as a vertical accent and to add winter interest to your garden or containers. If red berries develop, be cautious as they are poisonous. Prefers rich organic well-drained soil.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even


Size: 48 - 84 tall x 12 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Columnar / Narrow
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Dwarf / Compact Plant, Attractive Foliage, Attracts Birds, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Green, Variegated

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Hedges and Screens, Mixed Border, Rock Garden, Small Gardens, Specimen, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Deer Resistant, Once-a-Year Maintenance, Verticillium Wilt Resistant
Wildlife: Birds, Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: continuity creator, back drop
Plant Behavior: Slow Growing
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos