The yew hedge (Taxus Baccata) is seen as the aristocrat of English hedging plants, and is often used for topiary, providing elegant dense hedging in whatever shape you desire. Yew hedges can act as a barrier against noise, or can be used to sculpt flower beds and vegetables.Renowned for being one of the oldest hedges in Europe, yew can often be found in many churchyards around the country.
They thrive once established in most situations, whether they’re in dense shade or full sunshine.The hedge is dark green in colour with red berries that are poisonous to humans and animals, and are naturally found in chalky soil areas as well as in acidic soil.It is relatively easy to maintain a yew plant, as it only requires good drainage. They are renowned for growing slowly, however a new, young yew hedge with good soil preparation can grow a foot in a year.
The speed at which they grow does slow down as they get older, resulting in them being one of the tidiest hedges to own - often with a single trim yearly being sufficient. We recommend planting your yew hedge 18 to 24 inches apart in well prepared soil.
Take a look at the range of yew hedges we currently have on offer below. If you have any questions about our hedges then please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our team members on 01580 765600, or take a look at our contact page.
English Yew is a classic green conifer often seen in churchyards. A very dense growing hedge or topiary plant which grows well in well drained soil.
The Irish Green Yew is another architecturally pleasing plant with its upright growth of dense dark green foliage and is slightly faster growing than the golden variety.
Top quality ball shaped specimens of Taxus baccata, the English Yew, these can be used to great effect in formal gardens where their deep green year round foliage is valued.
Another classic topiary shape, English Yew cones are frequently seen combined with other classic English garden plants such as Box, Holly, Hornbeam, Beech and Lavenders.
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