Taxus baccata is one of the most popular hedging plants.
It can be grown as a stand-alone or hedge but is more suitable for a low hedge. The dense evergreen species can produce bright green growth in spring and red fruits in autumn. The fruits are attractive to birds but harmful to humans, livestock and pets.
The species is tolerant to many growing conditions, including chalk and shade, but not poorly drained or waterlogged soil. Its tolerance to hard pruning and slow growth rate makes it the perfect plant for hedging.
Care & Advice
Watering- yew hedge plants require watering, especially during hot summer months. Young plants should be watered thoroughly until they are fully established. However, you should avoid over-watering as this will harm the plant. Feeding-Add fertilizer twice a year to promote growth.