Hedging - Taxus baccata (Yew)

Spring Reach Nursery has an extensive range of yew trees for evergreen hedging. We offer a large variety of sizes of Taxus baccata (Yew) catering to all budgets. We deliver direct to you, delivering all over the Southeast.

Spring Reach Nursery is a specialist stockist of rootballed Taxus baccata plants for use in instant hedging - we offer sizes ranging from 2ft, 3ft, 4ft, 5ft, 8ft, and upwards. In addition, we also stock mature and extra-wide Taxus baccata. Much larger sizes are available to order, too. These are particularly suitable for screening and for hiding unwanted obtrusions or new builds.

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Dense foliage makes Yew hedging very effective - supplied container-grown or rootballed

Buy Yew (Taxus baccata) directly from a local grower, at Spring Reach Nursery in Surrey, located only 5 mins from RHS Wisley. All our hedging plants can be directly delivered to your door. We deliver all over the Southeast, including all postcodes in Surrey and South London, delivering to locations that cover Cobham, Weybridge, Guildford, Wimbledon, Woking, Putney, New Malden, and surrounding areas.

For prices and availability of container grown and rootball Yew plants, in a range of sizes from smaller plants to larger specimen plants, call us on 01483 284769. Alternatively, purchase Yew plants online, by contacting us at info@springreachnursery.co.uk. Visit our specialist plant nursery in person for expert advice on all hedging, so we can help determine which hedge is right for you.

Taxus baccata - English Yew

The native English Yew tree (Taxus baccata) makes for a superbly dense and hardy evergreen conifer hedge and is an ideal choice of plant for establishing a formal, classical style hedge, with a moderate rate of growth, averaging a maximum of 30cm per year. Yew can be planted as an evergreen hedge to provide an instant screening effect in order to hide unwanted obtrusions and guarantee privacy. The other big advantage of yew hedging is that it tolerates being pruned hard and even into the old wood, unlike the majority of conifers.

The Yew tree is long lived (exceptionally in some cases, exceeding 1000 years) and is tolerant of a wide range of soil types ranging from chalky soils to sandy soils that are in sunny or shady conditions. It is best to avoid planting in sites that are not well drained. Yew is also notable for being very frost resilient. Taxus baccata's ability to thrive in shadier sites makes it an excellent choice of hedging conifer that can grow comfortably under the canopy of larger tree species. Visit us in person for specific advice regarding growing conditions and the suitability of Taxus baccata for your garden.

Yew topiary

Traditionally Yew also makes an excellent subject for topiary as it can be easily pruned into formal shapes, such as pyramids, cones, squares and balls - all of which we stock and deliver at Spring Reach Nursery. Taxus pyramids or cones look especially good when used for a formal entrance or a long a driveway.

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An excellent choice of plant for hedging or topiary


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