Yew - English

Taxus baccata Hedging

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English (Taxus baccata) is often referred to as the King Of Hedges as it is the classic British conifer hedge. A lovely evergreen hedging plant that will provide colour, privacy and windbreak. 

English Yew (Taxus baccata) is a classic British conifer hedge plant that created an attractive screen that looks striking when trimmed into formal shapes or organic curves. Not only will it look strong and appealing in your garden, the birds will love it to as it produces juciy red berries in autumn. Due to its dense growing habit, it is also a great source of shelter for them too. This hedging plant is easy to maintain whilst still being relatively fast growing. It is commonly known for its dense needle-like foliage. 

This hedging plant works equally as well planted for aesthetic purposes in a garden, or used for landscape hedging, due to the traditional appearance and tough nature.

Fun Fact

Yew is also used in topiary which makes for an interesting feature in your garden. This is down to its fine, densely needled habit and provides your outdoor space with an elegant feel.

More Information

  • Berry Colour Red
  • Deciduous No
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen Yes
  • Flower Colour Yellow
  • Grows Up To 12m
  • Has Berries Yes
  • Is Edible No
  • Is Native Yes
  • Intruder Proof No
  • Privacy Hedge Yes
General hedge trimming should be done twice a year, once in early June and again in late September. It is important to prune at the right time, so as not to remove new growing shoots.

1. Select Root Type

Bare Root 

Bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the planting season but they can be pre-ordered in summer to guarantee your stock. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options and the cheapest way to plant a hedge.

Root Ball 

Root ball plants are also seasonal stock as they can only be lifted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). These plants are scooped out of the ground like an ice-cream using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks.  They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly. Root ball hedging plants give an instant effect and are a cheaper alternative to instant trough grown hedging. 

Pot Grown 

Pot grown plants can be planted year round and they are our mose convenient option of hedging plants. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements. From small 2L shrubs to large 15L extra tall hedging, there will be a pot grown plant for any garden type. 

Instant Hedging 

Our Instant Hedging is grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season to create a dramatic, instant hedge effect. If you are looking for a quick fix or an instant impact, Instant Trough Grown hedging is the solution for you. 

2. Select Size & Quantity:

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  • English Yew 20/40cm 2L pot
    English Yew 20/40cm 2L pot
    20/40cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £7.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
    Min. Quantity: 12
  • English Yew 40/60cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    English Yew 40/60cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    40/60cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £13.00
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
    Min. Quantity: 12
  • English Yew 40/60cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    English Yew 40/60cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    40/60cm
    5L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £19.99
    Planting Density:
    3 per metre
  • English Yew 90/120cm 10L pot
    English Yew 90/120cm 10L pot
    90/120cm
    10L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £40.00
    Planting Density:
    2 to 3 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £30 or free on orders over £300.

    Min. Quantity: 12
  • English Yew 120/150cm 15L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    English Yew 120/150cm 15L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    120/150cm
    15L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £89.99
    Planting Density:
    2 to 2.5 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £30 or free on orders over £300.

    Pre-order for Jun 2022
    Min. Quantity: 12
  • English Yew 150/175cm 20L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    English Yew 150/175cm 20L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    150/175cm
    15L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £100.00
    Planting Density:
    1.5 to 2 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £30 or free on orders over £300.

    Pre-order for Jun 2022
    Min. Quantity: 12
  • English Yew 125 x 50 x 50cm Instant Hedging Element
    English Yew 125 x 50 x 50cm Instant Hedging Element
    120x50x50cm
    Element Root Ball
    Price £179.99
    Planting Density:
    2 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £30 or free on orders over £300.

  • English Yew 150 x 50 x 50cm Instant Hedging Element
    English Yew 150 x 50 x 50cm Instant Hedging Element
    150x50x50cm
    Element Root Ball
    Price £229.99
    Planting Density:
    2 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £30 or free on orders over £300.

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More Information
Berry ColourRed
DeciduousNo
Semi EvergreenNo
EvergreenYes
Flower ColourYellow
Grows Up To12m
Has BerriesYes
Is EdibleNo
Is NativeYes
Intruder ProofNo
Privacy HedgeYes

Delivery Information

  • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
  • Our delivery lead time is currently within 3-7 days. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days at present.
  • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £7.99 (box delivery).
  • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £300 or a £30 pallet charge if the order is under £300.
  • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
  • We can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man, but the delivery cost will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on

For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £300 for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £300 please call or email us to agree a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

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