Taxus Baccata Hicksii
Taxus Baccata Hicksii is the female form of Taxus Baccata Hillii.
The plant, which produces procures red berries in the summer, grows slowly but more compact than Taxus Baccata. The plant has dark green needles and widely used as a hedge plant as long as the hedge doesn’t exceed 180cm. For higher hedges, chances are that it will fan out at the top.
Taxus Baccata Hicksii looks like the normal Taxus Baccata, making it a suitable plant for hedging.
Care & Advice
Watering-Water Taxus Hicksii at least once a week. The plant is not drought tolerant and will start losing its evergreen needles if it doesn’t receive enough water. Fertilizer-It is also important that you fertilize a young Taxus Hicksii plant to stimulate growth. Feed the plant with a water-soluble 10-10-10 fertilizer formula in spring. Sprinkle the fertilizer about 10cm from the plant’s stem to avoid root burn. Pruning-Prune Taxus Hicksii in late winter when the plant is still dormant. Don’t cut off more than one-third of the plant’s limbs. Shear the plant lightly to encourage denser growth. Diseases and Pests- Taxus Hicksii is exceptionally resistant to pests and diseases.