English Yew Hedging – Taxus Baccata


English Yew hedging plants are the undisputed king of hedging plants in the UK, they have fine foliage which trims up to become the tidiest hedging options available.

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The Yew (if preferred) will grow tall, over 8m in height. In one year, the Yew will typically grow 20cm – 40cm depending on factors like watering and nutrients, placing it into the ‘Medium growing hedge’ category. The hedging is easily maintained if just trimmed once or twice a year, but we urge our customers to do this in either early June or late September, to avoid cutting away any new shoots.

As spring arrives, the Yew blossoms yellow flowers, and during autumn red berries will begin to form. These berries may attract birds into your garden but be aware that they are inedible to humans and animals (pets and livestock). We also urge our customers to note that if the hedge’s new foliage is trimmed, it could mean that the Yew may lose its ability to flower that same year.

The fact the Yew hedging is evergreen is another reason our customers love it, because it gives your garden year-round colour, wind protection, privacy and somewhere for birds and wildlife to hide within it. It is also a versatile hedge as the Yew can grow in both fully sunned areas and shaded areas.

The Yew is suitable for normal to clay soils, however, will not grow well in waterlogged soil. The hedging still needs a lot of water in its first seasons, but if you know your soil can become waterlogged, we encourage you to see if it is possible to adapt the drainage of your soil, to improve its quality so the Yew may grow better.
Despite this, the hedging will still grow in all soils and will grow best in alkaline soil. It is still not a high maintenance plant because it will grow without difficulty (with the correct watering) and withstand typical British weather.


15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 350-400cm, 400-450cm, 450-500cm, 500-600cm, 600-700cm, 700-800cm, 80cm, 120cm, 150cm, 200cm

Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root, Instant Hedge

Foliage Type




Growth Height

Tall Growing

Growth Speed

Slow Growing




Not Flowering




Without Thornes



Drought Tolerance


Sun Preference

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full shade

Colourful Foliage


Leaf Size


Natural Growth Style




Hard Wood Cutback?


Soil Type?

Clay-Heavy, Sandy-Well Draining, Grows in most soil types

Natural Shape



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Box/Parcel – Used for plants sized 0-70cm, costs £12. Order £100 worth of plants of that size to qualify for free delivery! Parcel deliveries are always sent for next day delivery unless otherwise specified.

Pallet – Used for plants sized 71-230cm, costs £60. Order £350 worth of plants to qualify for free pallet delivery! We always send our pallets for next day delivery, unless requested otherwise.

Private Van – Used for plants sized 231cm and taller, costs £60. Order £350 worth to get free private van delivery!

In all cases you can request a private van delivery, where your plants are delivered by us. Upon your request we can re-evaluate your delivery fee and let you know of the delivery time.

Please note, for pallet and box deliveries we use third party companies to deliver the goods. Not often, but occasionally some delays may happen due to unforeseen circumstances, which are out of our control. For this reason, we ask you to never book gardeners, contractors, or other industry professionals for the estimated delivery date. Please do not book days off work or cancel other commitments specifically for your plant delivery to avoid disappointment.

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