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Taxus Media Hillii

Taxus Media Hillii

Taxus Media Hillii is a compact, upright Yew that grows to form a dense, narrow pyramid up to a height of 183cm or more.

Its upright shoots are packed with olive-green needle-like leaves that maintain their color throughout the year. It is the male version of the Taxus Media Hicksii, the main difference between the plants being that Taxus Media Hillii does not grow berries.

The plant produces scarlet fruits in later summer. Its hardiness makes it the ideal hedge plant for growing in cold, exposed location and makes a great hedge. It grows narrower and slower than Taxus Baccata. The plant’s dark green needles shine beautifully in summer and winter

Growing Taxus Media Hillii

Taxus Media Hillii will grow to a height of 3-5 meters and spread to a width of 1-2 meters. The plant fills out on the ground and doesn’t need a facer plant in front. It is the perfect plant for growing under power lines. It has a slow-growing rate, and under the right condition, it can live for more than 50 years.

Why should grow Taxus Media Hillii

  • Taxus Media Hillii can last for so many years, making it the ideal hedging plant for long-term landscaping projects
  • It is also a low maintenance plant
  • It can grow tall enough to provide screening and privacy for any garden size
  • Has a simple and elegant look
  • Maintains its evergreen color all-year-round
  • Harder than the English Yew making it ideal for cold and exposed areas

Where to plant Taxus Media Hillii

Plant the shrub in full sun or partial shade in borders and beds. It is a bold structure plant and a fantastic backdrop for bright flowers and foliage.

The plant grows well in well-drained fertile soil. Also does well chalk. For a thick hedge, plant 2 or 3 plants per meter. A Taxus Media Hillii can be trimmed in autumn or spring as required.

How to plant a Taxus Media Hillii hedge

  1. Choose a planting location that will allow the root system to spread quickly and the branches to grow freely. Make sure that there is enough space between the plant and walls, deck and building foundations to prevent the foliage from crowding the structure
  2. Prepare the planting area by digging a trench twice the width and 1 or 2 cm deeper as the root ball. Mix the soil from the trench with some peat moss or compost. This helps in enriching the soil and loosening the existing dirt to allow new roots to establish easily
  3. Loosen the roots on the sides of the root ball before placing it in the trench
  4. Position the plant in the trench gently, ensuring that the top of the clod is on the same level as the ground
  5. Fill the soil back into the trench, packing it firmly on the root system. Fill the trench as you water periodically until the soil levels with the ground
  6. Water the Yew plant well and add a 5-cm layer of mulch around the trunk of the tree. Keep the mulch 10cm away from the trunk to avoid decay


You can mix in some grit or sand into the planting trench to improve drainage. Water the plant well at the start of winter so that they can start the winter season with a moisture boost. Don’t shade the base of Taxus Baccata Hillii as this is important in preventing the lower part of the plant from turning brown. Applying mulch will help to reduce loss of moisture and prevent weed growth. 


Plant 2 to 3 plants per meter

Care & Advice

  • Watering
    It is a general rule of thumb that new plants need to be watered every week through the first growing season. During hot summer months, soak the ground up to 20cm every few days. Deep watering promotes root growth, resulting in a plant that is sturdier and more tolerant to drought. Use your finger to check soil moisture, and if the first 5-cm of the soil is dry, then it’s time to water the plant. Monitor new yew hedge plants through the first year to ensure that they are getting enough water.
  • Fertilizing
    Fertilize established trees every 2 to 3 years. Fertilizers come in different forms: slow-release, organic, synthetic, liquid feeds or granulated. Choose an application method that is most suitable for the situation or simply go with a general purpose formula.Follow the instructions on the fertilizer package. Don’t over-fertilize or apply the fertilizer at the wrong time.
  • Pruning
    You will need to prune the Yew plant to remove disease and dead branches, promote more flowers, maintain a certain size or promote more flowers. When pruning to control the shape or size of the plant, make cuts just above the leaf bud. Many shrubs can be sheared regularly to keep them in top shape as a hedge. It is always important to use clean tools. Loppers, pruners and hand shears are ideal for trimming most shrubs.


  • Doesn’t bear poisonous berries
  • Very hardy
  • Can live for many years
  • Good shade tolerability
  • Low maintenance hedging plant
  • Makes a beautiful hedge
  • Maintains evergreen color all-year-round
  • We deliver fresh plants from the ground
  • We give plants good watering before shopping
  • We offer advice

Should I buy Taxus Media Hillii plants for hedging?

Yes, you should definitely buy Taxus Media Hillii plants for hedging. They make beautiful hedges and the fact that they can live for so many years makes them the ideal hedge plants for your long-term landscaping project. Aside from that, it is also a low maintenance. Pruning only once a year to remove dead branches and keep it in shape is enough. It is also harder than English Yew, making it just the perfect plant for growing in cold and exposes areas.

If you are looking for high quality and affordable Taxus Media Hillii hedge plants for sale, feel free to contact us. We will deliver healthy plants and also offer advice on how to make a beautiful hedge from this plant.