English Yew

Taxus Baccata

The evergreen native conifer English yew, Taxus baccata, sometimes referred to as ‘The King of Hedges’, produces an outstanding, slow growing, long living, dark-green hedge.

This hedge can be planted in sun to shade and in all soil types, except peat; slightly acidic to alkaline. All parts of English yew, Taxus baccata are poisonous except for the red seed casing. English yews / Taxus produce the most amazing hedges that live as long as 1,500 years. They grow considerably more slowly than other conifers.

English yew are evergreen and grow at a rate of approximately 10-30cm per annum.