English Yew (Taxus baccata) Readybag

£220.00£245.00 ex. VAT

Taxus baccata or English yew is the classic hedging plant, used for centuries in high-class formal gardens due to the ability to be trimmed up with crisp edges and to be shaped into weird and wonderful shapes.  It is still a much-loved hedging plant.

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English Yew (Taxus baccata) Readybag Hedging

English Yew (Taxus baccata) readybag hedging is one of if not the classic garden hedge.  It makes a brilliant back drop for ornamental planting and has been used for many years in the gardens of some of the grandest stately homes and palaces.  It forms a incredibly dense hedge and with regular trimming this can easily be maintained.  Being a conifer means that it can be trimmed up to form really sharp edges and amazing geometric shapes.

English Yew (Taxus baccata) readybag hedging is one of only 3 conifers that are native to the United Kingdom.  It will grow in nearly every part of the United Kingdom and in well drained soils will grow very happily in nearly pure chalk though to very acidic peaty soil.  It is not particularly fond of sitting in wet soils and can struggle in these situations and as such we would recommend that heavy wet soils are avoided.  The English Yew can be found growing wild on chalk soils.

English Yew (Taxus baccata) readybag hedging can be kept as a low hedge of around 40-50cm tall but can also make a hedge that is in excess of 250cm, but all heights with regular trimming it will form a dense hedge.  If left untrimmed it will flower and then produce a red fruit in the Autumn but with regular trimming these will be almost non-existent.

The Royal Horticultural Society awarded English Yew an Award of Garden Merit in 1984.

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Taxus baccata

Length 100 cm, Width 40 cm, Height 120 cm, Length 100 cm, Width 40 cm, Height 130-140 cm, Length 100cm, Width 40cm, Height 100-120cm

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