The English Yew (Taxus baccata) is an attractive evergreen bearing berries in the winter. Not fast growing but can survive for hundreds and thousands of years. Yew likes dry and shady sites. Popular for hedging and topiary. As a symbol of immortality the Yew has been planted in churchyards for hundreds of years and it is said that some church yards were built around the Yew tree.
For hedging we would recommend planting 1 plant per 9 inches for a single row and 2 plants per 9 inches for a zig zag (belt and braces) double row.
The current height of the plants is approximately 15-30cm and they can be planted out all year round.
- Plant in dry and shady sites
- Likes most soil types
- Attracts birds and wildlife
- Native to the British Isles
- Ideal for garden, topiary or hedging