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    Yew Hedging Root Ball 150/175cm Extra Wide Available June 2024

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    Yew -there is nothing more stately and quintessentially British than a yew hedge. There are several forms of Yew but only really Baccata are mass g...

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Yew Hedging

Enhance Your Landscape with Yew Hedging

Yew hedging, also referred to by its Latin name, Taxus Hedging, is a popular choice for UK landscapers and gardeners alike. These evergreen trees or large shrubs exhibit dense, slender leaves and eye-catching, coral-red cones that bear seeds on female plants. Yew hedging can transform your outdoor space into a haven of privacy, tranquillity, and visual interest. There is nothing more stately and quintessentially British than a yew hedge!

Known for its lush, dark green foliage, Yew Hedging can be easily pruned into various shapes and sizes, ranging from low and wide to tall and upright.

It experiences a burst of growth during spring and a smaller resurgence in late summer. The fresh growth displays a lighter shade of green, gradually maturing into a darker hue. During winter, the female bushes produce iconic red, soft yew berries that serve as vital food for birds and add a touch of colour to your outdoor space. However, it is important to caution small children against consuming these berries, as their seeds can cause illness.

Why Choose Yew Hedging?

Yew hedging offers a ton of benefits that make it an ideal choice for both residential and commercial landscaping projects. Firstly, yew hedging provides exceptional privacy, creating a natural barrier to shield your property from prying eyes. The dense foliage of yew acts as an effective noise reduction barrier too, ensuring a serene and peaceful environment.


Yew hedging also acts as a good windbreak, protecting your garden from strong winds and preserving any other delicate plants you may have. Plus, its evergreen nature ensures year-round beauty, adding visual interest and structure to your landscape, even during the winter months.

 

Types of Yew Hedging

There are several forms of Taxus Hedging but only really Taxus Baccata are mass grown for evergreen hedging. Here are the different types of Yew Hedging and their properties:

Taxus Baccata Hedging: This classic variety is known for its hardiness and adaptability to various soil types and light conditions. It can reach heights of up to 20 meters with a spread of 5 meters, making it suitable for larger spaces.

Taxus Hicksii Hedging: This variety is a popular choice for its upright growth habit and dense foliage. It reaches heights of around 4-5 meters with a spread of 2-2.5 meters, making it ideal for medium-sized hedges.

Taxus Hillii: Hillii is prized for its compact and columnar growth, making it an excellent choice for formal gardens or tight spaces. It grows to a height of approximately 2-3 meters with a spread of 1-1.5 meter

Growth Rate of English Yew Hedging

Taxus hedging is renowned for being slow growing, but once established they make the perfect formal hedge. We recommend buying Yew Hedging as big as you can afford to give you the desired look without having to wait for it to grow. It maintains an average growth rate of 20-40 cm a year, reaching a good height at 2m-4m.

Planting and Maintenance for Yew Hedging

Planting and caring for yew hedging is relatively straightforward. Simply follow these steps for successful establishment:


1. Soil preparation: Choose a well-draining soil and remove any weeds or grass from the planting area. Incorporate organic matter, such as compost, to improve soil fertility and drainage.

2. Planting depth: Dig a trench wide and deep enough to accommodate the yew hedging root ball. Ensure the soil level of the root ball matches the surrounding soil.

3. Watering: After planting, thoroughly water the yew hedge to settle the soil and encourage root establishment. During the first year, provide regular watering to maintain soil moisture.

4. Fertilizing: Apply a balanced slow-release fertilizer in early spring to promote healthy growth. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for dosage.

5. Pruning: Yew hedging can be pruned to maintain desired shapes and sizes. Pruning is typically done in late winter or early spring before new growth appears.

6. Pest control: Yew is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, monitor the hedge for signs of pest infestation or diseases such as root rot. Consult with a professional if necessary.

 

At Grasslands Nursery, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional quality and service to our customers. Our nursery ensures that your plants are carefully nurtured and ready to thrive in your garden. We offer convenient delivery options, competitive pricing, and a commitment to providing the highest quality plants for your landscaping projects!

Frequently Asked Questions

How fast does Yew hedging grow?

Yew hedging has a slow to moderate growth rate, typically averaging around 20-30 centimetres per year.

How tall can Yew hedging get?

Yew hedging can reach varying heights depending on the variety. Some can grow up to 20 meters, while others remain more compact at 2-3 meters.

What type of soil is best for yew hedging?

Yew hedging is adaptable and can thrive in a range of soil types, including loam, clay, and sandy soils. Well-draining soil is essential to prevent waterlogging.

When is the best time to plant yew hedging?

Yew hedging is best planted in the cooler months of autumn or early spring when the soil is workable. This allows the roots to establish before hot summer temperatures.

Can yew hedging be pruned into different shapes?

Yes, yew hedging is amenable to pruning and can be shaped into various forms, including hedges, topiaries, or formal shapes like cones and pyramids.

Here at Grasslands, we strive to provide the highest quality plants at great prices. Our nursery and website boasts an impressive range of different hedge types for a variety of gardening needs. From small starter plants to more established yews hedging ready to form your garden borders, our brilliant collection of yews can help you to achieve that traditional British garden look.

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