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Traditional choice for formal hedging and topiary
Tough and resilient, even under poor growing conditions
Ideal for creating a dark backdrop for summer borders
Height Up to 2000cm (787.4in)
Spread Up to 1000cm (393.7in)
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This English Yew is a medium-sized bushy evergreen tree with narrow, leathery, very dark green leaves. Male plants produce yellow cones in spring and female plants produce red cup-shaped non edible autumn fruits. Tolerant to dry soils and a good all round tough plant. They can be grown as hedges and are ideal for backdrops in herbaceous beds or as a general formal hedge. Unsurprisingly, Taxus baccata has been awarded a prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height: 20m (66'). Spread: 10m (33').
For instant impact try one of one of our innovative trough-grown hedges! Each trough contains a 1 metre length of pre-planted hedging to create a mature looking hedge from the very moment it is planted. With well-established root systems, you’ll find that trough-grown hedges are correctly spaced, making them much easier to plant. The healthy framework of branches are nicely knitted together, and can be trimmed to the ideal height immediately after planting. Better still, you can plant them all year round, so long as adequate irrigation is provided. If planting is delayed then trough-grown hedges can be easily maintained until you are ready, without the need for ‘heeling in’.
Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.
2 x 25 litre potted taxus plants (T68546P)
2 x 12 litre potted taxus plants (T68544P)
2 x 3 litre potted taxus plants (T66980P)
10 x 1 meter trough potted hedging plants (KB4423)
5 x 1 meter trough potted hedging plants (KB4411)
1 x 1 meter trough potted hedging plants (KB4399)
5 x 2 litre potted hedging plants (KB3269)
1 x 2 litre potted hedging plant (KB3254)
1 x 25 litre potted taxus plant (68545)
1 x 12 litre potted taxus plant (68543)
1 x 3 litre potted taxus plant (66488)
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.
Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.
Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.
Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.
For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.
Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3
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