Our landscaping project from December 2016 has seen some changes. We had a go ahead to complete another stage after landscaping it lately. It was time to put in some hedging - Yew hedging ( taxus baccata )
Over the years we have been asked for opinions about what hedging plant to use.
In my head I have quite a few options but when low maintenance and longevity plays a significant role then there is really nothing better than a Yew ( taxus baccata )
English Yew ( Taxus baccata ) is one of three conifers native to the UK. The other two conifers are Scots pine ( Pinus sylvestris ) and Juniper ( Juniperus communis )
Out of these three native British conifers, Yew is the best choice as a hedging plant. It has a reputation of being indestructible, and it can reach the age of around 500 years. Some specimens have been seen to live up to over 2000 years! so plant and enjoy it for generations 🙂
Yew can be grown on virtually all types of soil and in various conditions. It tolerates pollution well and can also grow on exposed coastal sites. Yew is like all the Avengers combined into one plant 😉
Yew is a slow grower so you better invest in decent size plant, so that you won't have to wait years before your hedge fills up and provides a good screening.
Being a slow grower it means low maintenance and that means more time for you and more money in your pocket ! - if you pay gardeners to trim your hedges.
As Yew plant has to spend a considerable amount of years in nursery - to grow tall and bushy, good size Yew plants can be considered expensive, but trust us this expense will pay off in future. We can provide Yew plants at very competitive prices, in most cases much cheaper than your local nursery. Contact us if you require a quotation on landscaping or planting.
Here's a line of Yew hedging that completed this garden landscaped by DGL. All sourced, delivered and planted by us.