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.
English yew tolerate sun to semi-shade. Full shade is possible but not favourable, they are resistant to wind. Yew is irreplaceable because of its ability to sprout from old wood and can be trained into any shape.