Yew Hedge - Taxus baccata

Yew hedging is a traditional English conifer hedging plant, mostly found in large country estates.Yew is a dense, dark evergreen shrub with bright green spring growth and autumnal red fruits which are much sought after by birds.A Yew hedge forms the densest clipped hedge of any species (except possibly Box), and has the ability to regenerate green foliage from very hard pruning, in a way a Leylandii hedge will not.

Its best to plant Bare Root / Pot Grown / Rootballed hedging in a single row.

Plant Spacing:
Bare Root. When planting smaller (40cm and below) plants you will need 6 plants per metre, and for the medium size (40cm and above) you will need 5 per metre, and for the larger size (60cm and above) plants you will need 4 per meter. 

Root Balled. When planting smaller (80cm and below) plants you will need 4 plants per metre, and for the medium size (80cm and above) you will need 3 per metre, and for the larger size (120cm and above) plants you will need 2 per meter. 

Pot Grown. When planting smaller (60cm and below) plants you will need 4 plants per metre, and for the medium size (60cm and above) you will need 3 per metre, and for the larger size (100cm and above) plants you will need 2 per meter. 

Yew Hedge - Taxus baccata
Yew Hedge - Taxus baccata
Yew Hedge - Taxus baccata
Yew Hedge - Taxus baccata
Yew Hedge - Taxus baccata
Yew Hedge - Taxus baccata
Yew Hedge - Taxus baccata
 
 

Key Facts
Evergreen Likes sun or shade Likes sandy soil Likes dry soil Fruit for birds
Annual growth 10cm to 20cm Full hardy Final height 6.0m Final spread 1.5m

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