The yew - a hedge with a history
Among hedge plants, the yew is probably the most popular. The yew or taxus hedge convinces ambitious hobby gardeners and also real experts in landscaping especially through its excellent properties as a hedge plant. All yew varieties are evergreen, are characterised by fast and reliable growth and are particularly resistant to pruning and frost.
The yew has been native to European regions for thousands of years and is one of the few native evergreen plants. Due to its longevity, it can also be admired as a natural monument in some places. There are many yew trees in Europe that are over a thousand years old and have grown into impressive trees over the centuries.
The best known in this country is probably the common yew or Taxus baccata. Apart from this, however, various other species are known that are also very suitable as hedging plants. For example, the cup yew is very popular because of its slender growth and can be used not only as a hedge plant but also as a specimen plant. The same applies to the yew varieties in the columnar yew category.
All yews have their fast and dense growth in common. They are essentially distinguished by different shades of colour. In addition, some yew varieties also bear fruit. These usually grow in the form of red berries and are not suitable for consumption.
Care and Pruning Yew Hedge Plants
Taxus hedges are characterised by their undemanding nature. Yew hedges generally get along well with any conventional garden soil. It is important that the plant is not exposed to waterlogging. In terms of location, both the common yew and other varieties are completely undemanding. Occasional fertilisation promotes healthy growth.
The yew only needs to be pruned once a year. The best time for pruning is at the end of June and beginning of July, shortly after the summer solstice. When pruning yew hedges, make sure that you have sharp scissors, as clean cuts allow a quicker recovery from pruning. If the plants are pruned at the specified times, they will only sprout again after some time but reliably, and they will redensify in any thinned areas.
The taxus hedge enhances every garden
Hedge plants such as the common yew or other species are suitable for all conceivable garden styles. Yew is particularly suitable as a hedge plant because it is evergreen and grows relatively quickly into dense yew hedges. They are therefore particularly suitable as a natural garden fence. In rustic gardens, the yew is also suitable as an extremely long-lived and low-maintenance specimen plant. It is also very suitable as an internal garden divider.
In very linear gardens, yew hedges are a welcome addition due to their resistance to pruning. It can be cut into shape very well and grows opaque.
Whether it is a styling garden, a theme garden or a natural garden, the yew will enhance your personal garden concept with its easy-care, evergreen and undemanding nature. Yews are particularly decorative when combined with flowering plants and shrubs. For example, rhododendrons, lilacs or rose bushes are very suitable.
Buy yew hedging plants
With us you will find a selection of different yew hedges to suit your individual needs. As hedging plants, yews are a real all-rounder. Undemanding and easy to care for, they fit into any garden and form a natural and decorative screen.
If you want to buy a yew, you have come to the right place. We offer yews of the best quality. If you have difficulties choosing, each yew variety in our online shop is described in detail.