Cup yew Hillii for guaranteed privacy protection
Taxus Media Hillii impresses with its lush green needles and robust character. As a hedge plant, the upright and compact growth of yew Hillii ensures privacy. The yew was sacred to our ancestors. The Celts believed it protected them from evil spirits and the Germanic tribes regarded it as a symbol of eternity. Native woody plants are well acquainted with our climatic conditions. Unfortunately, there are only a few specimens left in the forests. On the other hand, yews are becoming increasingly popular in gardens and parks.
Superiority of the yew Hillii
Taxus Hillii thrives in sunny, semi-shady and shady locations. Soft and flexible needles do not prick. The hardy conifer Taxus Media Hillii is equally brilliant as a solitary and as a natural border. The Hillii cupberry does not make any great demands on the soil. Only the extremes of too wet and too dry could have an unfavourable effect. From a height of 1.80 m, the yew Hillii spreads out in a fan shape, which is why it is also known as the cup yew. At this height, the usual maximum for border plantings in housing estates has been reached anyway.
Advantages of the Taxus Media Hillii cultivar
- Dense growth - the branches of the Becher Yew Hillii are close together and reliably keep prying eyes away. Belonging to the evergreen conifers, the privacy screen remains in place even in winter.
- Pruning tolerance - The yew Hillii can be cut back deep into the old wood. Other conifers react sensitively to such radical pruning measures and no longer sprout in these places. The result is bare patches. Thanks to the pruning tolerance of Taxus Hillii, the hedge remains intact even after severe pruning.
- Reduce the risk of poisoning - The genus name Taxus refers to toxic substances. Taxin is contained in the seeds, among other things. As soon as berries are eaten and seeds chewed, the poison enters the human organism. Even small amounts can lead to severe symptoms of poisoning. This danger, which mainly affects small children, does not exist with Taxus Hillii. When you buy the yew Hillii, you are buying exclusively male plants that do not produce berries. The fruit-bearing counterpart is called cup yew hicksii.
Suitable garden styles and plant neighbours of the yew Hillii
Taxus Media Hillii is ideal for formal gardens with linear structures. Without topiary, the yew Hillii blends skilfully into parks and natural gardens. If the dark coniferous green is to be combined with colourful deciduous shrubs, Chinese flowering dogwood and garden marshmallow are recommended. Taxus Hillii is a tightly upright-growing variety of yew. The conical yew becomes very dense and compact. It gets a rich colouring and is hardy. This gives you a green haven of peace in your garden even in the cold season. The 'Hillii' grows quite slowly, which is why this hedge plant is also very suitable for topiary. The Taxus Hillii cultivar is the male version of the yew 'Hicksii', and therefore does not form berries. When old, the cone-shaped yew often grows in a vase-shaped spreading manner.
Care and husbandry tips for the cup yew Hillii
Fortunately, this yew is not a difficult hedge plant, which explains its popularity. The yew 'Hillii' can be planted almost anywhere, whether in full sun, partial shade or complete shade. It also has practically no requirements for the soil, except that it should not be too moist. But too much drought is also disastrous. Try to find a compromise in this.
The plants are grown in pots, so you can use Taxus MEdia Hillii all year round. For a running metre we recommend buying 5 plants.