Rootballed Yew Hedging

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Misc Wildlife Value
Shade Full Shade, Partial Shade
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky
Type Evergreen, Hedging, Native

Taxus baccata - rootballs

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SIZES 1-9 10-2425-99100+
80/100 cm Rootballed Out of Stock £17.10Out of Stock£15.30Out of Stock£14.36Out of Stock£13.14
120/150 cm Rootballed Out of Stock £26.96Out of Stock£25.88Out of Stock£25.20Out of Stock£23.76
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Rootballed Taxus Baccata Hedging

Yew is an extremely hardy, disease resistant native tree. Unlike other conifers, it produces red, berry-like fruit instead of cones. Yew leaves are evergreen needles that clip beautifully into a formal hedge. Yew will grow in any well-drained soil and it tolerates deep shade.A yew hedge can be clipped and pruned hard if necessary: it makes new shoots from old wood, so recovers from mistakes with shears and trimmers. Neglected yew hedges that have been allowed to become sparse can be cut back hard to encourage dense new growth.

These rootballed yew trees are the largest sizes that you can order from us. They are the nearest thing you can get to an instant yew hedge. They can also be planted singly as specimens. For smaller plants, why not have a look at our full range of yew hedging for sale or if you prefer brows our  selection of evergreen hedging plants or see our full range of hedging.

Rootballed Yew hedge plants are only delivered during winter (Nov-March).

Choosing a size: With big, comparatively expensive plants like these rootballed Yew, it's really up to your budget to decide which size you want. All our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).

Spacing Rootballed Yew plants in a hedge:

These large Yew plants have quite wide rootballs, so they should be planted 60-75cms apart along the hedgerow

History & uses of Taxus baccata

To our ancestors, the Yew tree was a god of death and rebirth. It must have seemed immortal to them, living as it does for thousands of years, growing in the dark heart of the forest or on freezing mountain slopes. Old yew trees tend to spread outwards and slump a bit as their heavy branches pull open the centre of tree, creating a thick, wide evergreen canopy quite close to the ground. It is easy to imagine groups of stone age humans sheltering under such foreboding trees, fending off packs of wolves and bears.
The gloomy spaces under these Yews were places of pagan worship that housed the wizened, gnarled face of the god itself; a massive, brooding creature that did not suffer cold or time. The red flesh of Yew's fruit would have been a nourishing treasure to our ancestors in winter, but anyone who bit down on the seed inside could have been paralysed and possibly killed, which surely added to the awe that this unique tree inspired. Yew is good firewood, but it needs to be split and then seasoned for several years before it will burn well. 

  • Small box

    (Orders containing only bulbs, seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroots &
    trees 1.2m+)

    £18.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)

    £60.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT


Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
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