Taxus baccata English Yew hedge
Taxus baccata also known as the English Yew is a dense dark green evergreen suitable for growing as a hedge.
Rate of growth is 20-30cm per year so it is very low maintenance.
It is very hardy, grows in most soils and it tolerates shade.
Details Taxus baccata English Yew hedge
- Flower colour: white
- Full grown height: 2 – 3 m
- Plant location: partial sunny location
- Plant depth: 20 cm
- Plants required: 5 per metre
- Preferred soil: Peaty Soil
How to take care of English Yew Hedge
In general : English Yew Hedge dislike wet feet, therefore plant in well-drained soil which has been improved with some compost, you can improve soil drainage by mixing in some sand or grit to the planting holes.
English Yew Hedge have strong preference for sandy, acidic soils. At the start of winter water the English Yew Hedge well so that they go into the winter with a moisture boost. As English Yew Hedge are evergreen trees, they keep on dehydrating all winter long.
Avoid shading the base of the plant to prevent the lower part also turning brown – it does not stand shade. Do not apply fertilizer until your trees have been in the ground for at least 6 -8 weeks. It could burn the new roots.
During Feb and March add some Natural Kieserite (Magnesium Sulphate) on top of the soil to improve the foliage colour, if you cannot obtain it, organic fertilizer will suffice. English Yew Hedge require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned to remove any dead and old wood.