Irish Yew

Irish Yew

Observation - Irish Yew. Description: The Irish Yew Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata' was discovered by a Mr. George Willis in 1740 in the Cuilcagh mountains.All Irish Yew trees in Ireland and across the world are thought to originate from cuttings taken from one of his female trees which he had gif

The Irish Yew Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata' was discovered by a Mr. George Willis in 1740 in the Cuilcagh mountains.All Irish Yew trees in Ireland and across the world are thought to originate from cuttings taken from one of his female trees which he had gifted to Viscount Mount Florence.For this reason it is also known as the Florence Court Yew.