Topiary Cones – Taxus baccata Cones – Yew

Taxus baccata Cones - Yew – Yew Wholesale Topiary hedging nursery based in Hampshire, we supply all aspects of hedging including box hedging within the Chichester Portsmouth Bournemouth Guildford Andover Southampton West Sussex Hampshire Surrey Dorset New Forest Greater London Wiltshire areas

Taxus baccata Cones – Yew – Pot Grown

Botanical Name Shape / Style Sizes Supplied Item Price £ – (Ex VAT) Type
Taxus Cone 60cm POA C
Taxus Cone 100cm POA C
Taxus Cone 150cm POA C

Key: C = Container

Taxus baccata Cones – Root Ball

Botanical Name Shape / Style Sizes Supplied Item Price £ – (Ex VAT) Type
Taxus Cone 60cm POA RB

Key: RB = Root Ball | (Available November to March)

Details / Key Facts

Taxus baccata Cones – Yew Cones are created from Yew. This is a handsome native tree or shrub whether planted in a contemporary or traditional setting. It is a classic choice for planting as a free-standing specimen, as topiary, in containers and makes an excellent, long-lived hedge. Careful selection, soil preparation and planting will ensure successful establishment of these timelessly fashionable plants.

Key Facts

  • Common name: Yew
  • Botanical name: Taxus baccata
  • Group: Evergreen tree or shrub
  • Flowering time: February
  • Planting time: September-October or March-April
  • Height and spread: Varies according to training
  • Aspect: Any
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Difficulty: Easy

How To Grow

Cultivation notes

Hedges
Yew hedging, like other evergreens, is best planted in September to October or March to April. Buy plants that are 45-60cm (18-2ft) high, as these tend to establish more successfully and grow away better than larger plants. Bare-rooted or root-balled yews are preferable as they are usually cheaper than container-grown stock and seem to establish more readily. Once established, a well cared for yew hedge may make up to 30cm (1ft) of growth a year

Planting a hedge in less well-drained soil.
Yew will not tolerate waterlogging and in such conditions may be more susceptible to Phytophthora root rot.If you need to plant a yew hedge on heavier soils, throw the soil into a ridge at least 15m (6in) higher and about 1m (3ft) wide and allow the soil to settle before planting along the top. Just cover the roots with no more than 3cm (1in) of soil. This keeps the base of the plant and some of the roots out of saturated soil.

Pruning & Training

Topiary
Yew is perfect for creating topiary. Plants can be bought ready-trained or you can use metal frameworks to guide you when trimming.

Yew hedges can be easily maintained by trimming once in summer or early autumn

Hedge renovation
If a yew hedge becomes overgrown, it is possible to renovate it over three years. Mid-spring is the time to do this.  To recreate a dense, even surface, cut the top of the hedge back to at least 15cm (6in) less than the final desired height.  The following year, reduce the width of one of the sides, followed by the second side in the third year. A neglected yew hedge, with bare trunk at the base, may benefit from coppicing, cutting back the top-growth to within 15-20cm (6-8in) of the ground in early spring. This will produce multiple stems which can be trained into a formal hedge. The disadvantage to using this method is the length of time taken for the hedge to recover, which will be several years.

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