Further Information about Yew Hedging
As a traditional British conifer, Yew hedge plants (Taxus baccata) are a staple of many gardens across the UK and provide a stunning backdrop for colourful plants and shrubs throughout your garden. Yew’s thick, dark green and evergreen foliage create a fantastic wall of greenery between the edge of your garden and the outside world. They make fantastic boundary hedges that reduce noise pollution in urban areas due to its thick foliage, but can also shield your garden from view, making it an ideal privacy hedge to add some security to your space.
If you’re looking for a smaller hedge to shape into formal topiary and natural garden sculptures, Yew hedges are also extremely suitable. Their slow growth rate and easy maintenance makes them ideal to grow into an unusual and awkward position that many other plant species would not be able to achieve.
How to Grow Yew Hedge Plants
Although known for its slow growth rate, Yew hedge plants aren’t as slow-growing as many believe, with the average plant gaining around 30cm in height each year. However, it is fair to say that Yew hedging’s level of growth slows as it ages, making it easy to maintain once established in the soil and can be kept extremely tidily. Even the more modest-sized Yew plants we offer should give some coverage within a few years.
Our Yew hedging plants (Taxus baccata) are extremely versatile. Whether you use them as tiny decorative hedges as small as 30cm to replace a Box hedge that has succumbed to blight, or as a larger decorative hedge for screening and privacy, the possibilities are almost endless. Yew hedges can be grown up to several metres and the plants can be trained into just about any topiary shape – limited only by your imagination!
Yew hedging plants 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 hedge plant (Taxus baccata hedging), as it only requires good drainage. Yew cannot tolerate water-logged soil, so it is important you consider the ability for water to drain away when planting.
Why Choose Hopes Grove Nurseries?
Hopes Grove Nurseries are the leading hedge specialists, offering expert knowledge to plant growers, landscapers and garden enthusiasts for over 30 years! Our mission is to deliver the freshest, highest quality hedging plants available in the UK, delivered directly to your door for your convenience. From rose hedges, ground cover hedges to laurel hedging, we home-grow over half a million plant species from our nursery based in Kent, the UK’s Garden of England. Each plant is tenderly grown and cared for by our dedicated staff in all weathers, 365-days a year. This is to ensure they’re in the best condition possible once they reach your garden. Take a look at our reviews on Feefo to see why our customers repeatedly use us for their yew hedging needs.
We offer helpful tips and advice to all gardeners and growers out there, giving them a helping hand to make their planting more successful. Whether you’ve opted for an instant hedge or a rootball hedge. Check out our knowledge hub for more information and planting tips.
If you think our yew hedges are of interest to you, don’t hesitate to talk to us before you buy to have any questions that you may have answered for you. Get in touch to speak to a member of our passionate, plant-loving team today.