English Yew (Taxus baccata) is one of our most traditional species with its familiar dense dark green appearance. A most favoured highly prized hedging plant often seen in churchyards it is used widely as hedging or topiary. Although it is slow growing it will suit most soils as long as the area is well drained and the growth rate can be improved slightly by good ground preparation.
Supplied in ONE METRE LENGTHS for easy planting with free delivery!
Use for... English Yew (Taxus baccata) forms a clipped dense screen or topiary shrub.
Growth rate... slow to average 15-30cms per year.
Ideal hedge height... English Yew (Taxus baccata) can be kept from 30cms and upwards.
Situation & soil... English Yew (Taxus baccata) will tolerate shaded sites and any reasonable well drained soils including chalky. We recommend Rootgrow and Bonemeal when planting to get your new hedge off to a great start.
Plant description... these are 150cm high Hedging Elements supplied in biodegradeable cardboard troughs. A typical Hedge Element may be seen in the photo above.
Planting distance... for an Instant English Yew (Taxus baccata) hedge 1 trough per metre is required in a single row.
Planting season... these Hedging Elements are supplied available for planting where stocks allow most of the year round.
Trim in... autumn.
Other species to consider... Thuja Plicata Atrovirens (Western Red Cedar) for a faster growing alternative that can be kept tightly clipped.
Delivery information... larger plants are delivered on pallets free of charge on all orders over £250 (our minimum order requirement). This is normally a two to three day service and the pallet can be left on a driveway without a signature. Pallets are booked in giving the added advantage of knowing the delivery date in advance. Complete delivery information can be found on our delivery page.
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