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English Yew Hedge PlantsTaxus baccata

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English Yew Hedge PlantsTaxus baccata

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English Yew Hedge (Taxus baccata) is the classic British conifer hedge plant, called the King of Hedges.More InformationMore Information
  • Average Growth Rate
  • Blue Flowers
  • Evergreen
  • Grows to 12m
  • Has Berries
  • Native
  • Planting Conditions: Suitable for normal to clay soils, full sun to full shade situated in inland or exposed sites
  • Growth Rate: Average growth rate, expect 20-40cm per year
  • Height: Easily maintained at 1-5m

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Bare Root

Pot Grown

Pot Grown

Root Ball

Root Ball

Instant Hedging

Instant Hedging

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Height
cm
Price
inc VAT
Planting Density
Quantity
English Yew 20/30cm bare root (Pre-Order November 2018)
2.49
3 to 5per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 30/40cm bare root (Pre-Order November 2018)
2.99
3 to 5per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 40/60cm bare root (Pre-Order November 2018)
3.99
3 to 5per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 60/80cm bare root (Pre-Order November 2018)
5.99
3 to 5per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 60/80cm Root ball (Pre-Order November 2018)
13.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 80/100cm Root ball (Pre-Order November 2018)
17.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
2.5 to 3per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 100/125cm Root ball (Pre-Order November 2018)
27.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
2 to 2.5per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 125/150cm Root ball (Pre-Order November 2018)
47.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
2per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 150/175cm Root ball (Pre-Order November 2018)
65.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
1.5per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 175/200cm Root ball (Pre-Order November 2018)
107.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
1 to 1.5per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 200/225cm Root ball (Pre-Order November 2018)
155.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
1per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 250/300cm Root ball (Pre-Order November 2018)
479.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
Requires Equipment
1per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 300/350cm Root ball (Pre-Order November 2018)
839.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
Requires Equipment
1per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 350/400cm Root ball (Pre-Order November 2018)
1,319.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
Requires Equipment
1per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 400/450cm Root ball (Pre-Order November 2018)
1,559.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
Requires Equipment
1per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 15/30cm Cell grown
3.49
5 to 7per metre
MIN ORDER QTY 12
English Yew 40/60cm 2L pot
7.99
3 to 5per metre
English Yew 60/90cm 2L pot
8.99
3 to 5per metre
English Yew 90/120cm 10L pot
35.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
2.5 to 3per metre
English Yew 120/150cm 15L pot
69.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
2 to 2.5per metre
English Yew 150/175cm 20L pot
94.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
1.5 to 2per metre
English Yew 20L 60/90cm 1 Metre Trough
89.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
1per metre
Min QTY 5
English Yew 40L 80/100cm 1 Metre Trough
149.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
1per metre
Min QTY 3
English Yew 90L 150/175cm 1 Metre Trough
269.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
1per metre
Min QTY 3
English Yew 20/30cm bare root x 100 (Pre-Order November 2018)
249.99239.99
3 to 5per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 20/30cm bare root x 250
629.99539.99
3 to 5per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 20/30cm bare root x 500 (Pre-Order November 2018)
1249.99939.99
3 to 5per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 30/40cm bare root x 100 (Pre-Order November 2018)
299.99269.99
3 to 5per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 30/40cm bare root x 250 (Pre-Order November 2018)
749.99634.99
3 to 5per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 30/40cm bare root x 500 (Pre-Order November 2018)
1494.991,119.99
3 to 5per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 40/60cm bare root x 50 (Pre-Order November 2018)
199.99189.99
3 to 5per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 40/60cm bare root x 100 (Pre-Order November 2018)
399.99359.99
3 to 5per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 40/60cm bare root x 250 (Pre-Order November 2018)
994.99849.99
3 to 5per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 40/60cm bare root x 500 (Pre-Order November 2018)
1994.991,399.99
3 to 5per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 60/80cm bare root x 50 (Pre-Order November 2018)
299.99269.99
3 to 5per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 60/80cm bare root x 100 (Pre-Order November 2018)
599.99509.99
3 to 5per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 60/80cm bare root x 250 (Pre-Order November 2018)
1499.991,129.99
3 to 5per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 60/80cm bare root x 500 (Pre-Order November 2018)
2994.991,999.99
3 to 5per metre
Nov-18
English Yew Cell grown 15/30cm x 30
94.99
5 to 7per metre
English Yew 60/80cm Root ball x 25 (Pre-Order November 2018)
349.99307.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 80/100cm Root ball x 22 (Pre-Order November 2018)
395.99375.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
2.5 to 3per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 100/125cm Root ball x 16 (Pre-Order November 2018)
447.99424.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
2 to 2.5per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 125/150cm Root ball x 10 (Pre-Order November 2018)
479.99455.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
2per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 150/175cm Root ball x 8 (Pre-Order November 2018)
527.99501.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
1.5per metre
Nov-18
English Yew 40/60cm 2L pot x 60
426.99454.99
3 to 5per metre
English Yew 90/120cm 10L pot x 14
502.99479.99
2.5 to 3per metre
English Yew 120/150cm 15L pot x 10
698.99664.99
2 to 2.5per metre
English Yew 150/175cm 20L pot x 8
758.99721.99
1.5 to 2per metre

Product Details
Product Details

Yew Hedge Plant (Taxus baccata) Description

Yew is a dense, dark, evergreen species with bright green spring growth and autumnal red fruits which are much sought after by birds but harmful to humans, pets and livestock. It is often thought to be very slow growing but actually normally grows by 30/40cm pa so not as slow as many people think - but once it reaches its desired height, its easy to maintain.

View our full range of conifer hedging plants and our plants for exposed sites.

Yew plants needs plenty of water in the first couple of seasons but should not sit in waterlogged soil. If you are concerned that you have clay, wet soil, please improve the drainage when planting Yew. Apart from its requirement for water, its very easy to grow, shade tolerant, very hardy, and likes all soils particularly alkaline. See also our range of hedging plants for shade. You can include Yew in a native garden feature to add interesting texture and winter cover. We have a huge range of native plants as fantastic additions to a multispecies hedge.

If the cost of Yew hedging is too much for your budget, you could also consider Lonicera nitida, which has a similar dark-green colour and dense habit (but requires more trimming), or Buxus sempervirens, the classic Box hedge, which will grow much taller than most people realise and has all the slow growing benefits of Yew. Or, for tall hedging, Western Red Cedar is a conifer hedging plant which is easy to maintain.

Ordering mature hedging plants

It's very rare that customers order these plants online (although it does happen and you can do if you prefer). Usually we find that customers like to discuss their requirements with us so that we are able to explain the size of the plant you are interested in, provide a photograph of the actual stock you would receive, and discuss the delivery options - as well as providing a bespoke quote with a variable discount on larger orders. We can also advise how to plant and care for your mature hedging plants to ensure you are delighted with the outcome. Plants that have been ordered are 'dug up' so that they are fresh and out of the soil for the minimum number of days before being replanted by you; so please allow a minimum of 7 days between placing an order and receiving the delivery. The nurseries we work with lift plants every day in peak autumn and spring seasons and it is a tried and tested process to get them from Holland to the UK, so even if you have not used this sort of mature root ball hedging plant before, please be reassured that thousands of plants are managed in this way each year.

Because root ball lifting involves some inevitable damage to the fine root structure, we strongly recommend that all root balls are re-planted with the RHS endorsed friendly fungi, RootGrow.

Extra Tall Root Balls - Minimum Order Quantity and Delivery

Please note that there is a minimum order requirement of 5 plants for the extra tall root balls due to the specialised delivery required. Due to their extreme size and weight, these hedging plants need to be transported via articulated lorry and require a forklift to remove from the truck and into place for planting. These products are indicated by a forklift icon on the listings.

Law regarding tall hedges

When planting extra tall hedging, there is of course the chance that, depending on the location, it may not be popular with a neighbour. There is now written legislation regarding hedge heights judged to be problematic between neighbours. The Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 attempts to outline procedure when hedges are adjudged by a neighbour to seriously impact their own house or garden; blocking light or restricting views for example. A high hedge is classified as being more than 2 metres tall and must be evergreen or semi-evergreen, meaning deciduous hedges such as Beech that are available over 2m are not affected by legislation. If a dispute should occur, the procedure involves raising a case with the local council, should you not be able to negotiate with your neighbour directly. At this point the council will investigate and make a decision based on how much the hedge is deemed to affect the neighbour, whereby they may ask for the hedge to be kept at 2m or below, however there is the chance for appeal.

Alternatives to tall hedging

If you are looking to achieve tall hedging on a budget, a cheaper alternative to buying large 2m+ plants is to buy fast growing hedging. Certain species will grow at a quicker rate than others so if you are looking to create a tall hedge for privacy or aesthetics then it could be worth looking at these fast growing hedges. Species such as Cherry Laurel can grow at a rate of up to 60cm a year so buying a plant that is 150cm means you could have a hedge over 2 metres within a year. One concern with fast growing hedge plants is that they may require more care and attention but typically those hedges require pruning once or twice per year.

Further Information
Further Information

How to plant a Yew (Taxus baccata) hedge

Prices shown are the price per plant. Planting distances are very much a matter of choice - for bare roots, 3 plants per metre is adequate, 5 is good, 7 in a double staggered row will give a dense hedge quicker. Generally, smaller plants should be planted at higher density. Cell grown should be planted at 4 per metre in a single row or ideally 6 per metre in a staggered row. Planting densities for pot grown (which vary by pot size) and root ball (which vary by height) are shown below but again you can vary these depending on your budget and level of patience.

In addition to Yew, include a veriety of colour within your garden with our colourful foliage plants. Yew is also a popular box alternative as it can be trimmed to shape and has small sized foliage. Taxus baccata cell grown, pot grown and instant hedging plants are available all year round. Cell grown and pot grown plants are available all year round. Bare roots are only available from november to late April/early May. Root Ball plants are only available from early-October to late May. Taxus is one of the most accommodating hedging plants and this means in an ordinary year we are able to lift it from the field for you to transplant it in 'rootball' form for 10 months of the year. This assumes of course that the usual aftercare is provided ie lots of water until the plants are established.

For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section.

Pruning Advice
Pruning Advice

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.

Delivery & Returns
Delivery & Returns

Free delivery is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:

Packaging TypeStandard Delivery ChargeMinimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery
Small Box12 delivery charge (orders up to 60 incl VAT) Orders of 60 and over - FREE
Large/Tall Box18 delivery charge (orders up to 120 incl VAT)Orders of 120 and over - FREE
Pallet60 delivery charge (orders up to 240 incl VAT)Orders of 240 and over - FREE

There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page

It's Quick! - most orders are despatched within 3-5 working days (Please note that current orders for box root balls may be a longer delivery time due to hot weather affecting lifting. At present lifting is only on a once a week basis. Call 01257 263873 for an estimated delivery on this product.)

Next Day Delivery is Available - We can offer next day delivery on eligible species and sizes for an additional £12 incl VAT. Call 01257 263873 to find out if your order is eligible.

It's Convenient - no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time)

It's Tried & Tested - we use only couriers who have shown consistency in their efficiency & care

* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.
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