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Taxus baccata (English Yew) ~ root ball plants


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Taxus baccata is better known as Common or English Yew. Taxus baccata is very hardy, evergreen, quite fast growing and fills out in to a brilliant hedge or topiary. A classic that is probably the toughest and most reliable hedging plants. It fruits with small red berries and only has to be cut once a year in August or September. Unless you want it to be cut into a perfect topiary shape, then more attention will be needed.

How many should you plant?  3 plants per meter, but if you you buy the 125-150cm or larger, plant just 2 per meter.

How fast do they grow?  English Yew is slow growing, cut your hedge once a year, more regularly for topiary.

Hardiness?  Frost resistant hardy plants. Hates water logged ground, the planting area must have good drainage.

Soil type?  Acidic, when planting it is best to add some ericaceous compost to help then take.

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