Flowers: March-April; small cones and minute flowers
Fruits: Seeds embedded in bright red fleshy rounded cupsTwigs & bark: Evergreen; young twigs green and grooved underneath; bark reddish/brown, scaling
Rocky ground, lake islands, woodland
Rather rare in the wild, mainly in north and west, widely planted
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021
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Famously long lived, some believed to be up to 1,000 years old. Ireland's only native yew woodland is in Killarney. The Irish yew (T. baccata var. fastigiata) is more cylindrical and upright and commonly planted in graveyards.