Common yew - Taxus baccata
Yew is not a small shrub, but it grows so slowly, that it will not compete with neighboring plants for many years. He used to perform all over the country, currently it is under strict protection. The yew has quite soft needles, dark green. Varieties with whitish or yellowish needles were also bred. It tolerates urban conditions well, but it requires fairly fertile soil, with the addition of calcium, wet. It can be planted in shady places, under the trees. In general, it withstands frosts well, but it is harmed by temperature fluctuations in early spring, it is therefore worth covering small specimens with straw or reed during this period. Yew tolerates the cut perfectly, so it can be freely trimmed, as soon as it begins to take up too much space on the plot. Cutting is carried out in the spring, before growth begins, or in August, when it ends.