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Yew (Taxus baccata)

Yew (Taxus baccata)

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Yew (Taxus baccata) is a dark green conifer that forms a superb, dense, evergreen hedge. It is often seen in stately homes and formal gardens as it can be trimmed into box-shaped hedging and topiary shapes. It can even be kept as a small hedge instead of Box hedging. From a distance, Yew looks very similar to a well-kept Leylandii hedge but is much slower growing so takes longer to form a hedge. However, as a result of the slower growth rate, it requires less maintenance once the hedge is established.

Yew will re-shoot from old wood meaning you can cut an over-grown hedge back hard and it will re-grow.

Where will Yew grow?  

Yew trees are very wind tolerant and hardy and will grow in full sun or shade. Yew will take a certain amount of salt exposure but will not normally tolerate being right on the coast. Yew is tolerant of urban pollution.

What type of soil do Yew need? 

Yew plants must be grown in a free-draining soil, they will not tolerate soils that stay wet especially over the winter. If you are unsure whether you have a free-draining soil or not, dig a hole and fill it with water. If the water drains away overnight (assuming there hasn’t been any heavy rain), then you have a free-draining soil. If the hole is still full of water, we would not recommend plant Yew. A good alternative would be Leylandii or Thuja (Western Red Cedar).

Yew (Taxus baccata)

Yew (Taxus baccata)

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Yew (Taxus baccata) is a dark green conifer that forms a superb, dense, evergreen hedge. It is often seen in stately homes and formal gardens as it can be trimmed into box-shaped hedging and topiary shapes. It can even be kept as a small hedge instead of Box hedging. From a distance, Yew looks very similar to a well-kept Leylandii hedge but is much slower growing so takes longer to form a hedge. However, as a result of the slower growth rate, it requires less maintenance once the hedge is established.

Yew will re-shoot from old wood meaning you can cut an over-grown hedge back hard and it will re-grow.

Where will Yew grow?  

Yew trees are very wind tolerant and hardy and will grow in full sun or shade. Yew will take a certain amount of salt exposure but will not normally tolerate being right on the coast. Yew is tolerant of urban pollution.

What type of soil do Yew need? 

Yew plants must be grown in a free-draining soil, they will not tolerate soils that stay wet especially over the winter. If you are unsure whether you have a free-draining soil or not, dig a hole and fill it with water. If the water drains away overnight (assuming there hasn’t been any heavy rain), then you have a free-draining soil. If the hole is still full of water, we would not recommend plant Yew. A good alternative would be Leylandii or Thuja (Western Red Cedar).