What is the fastest growing yew?


What is the fastest growing yew?

Hicks yew (Taxus media ‘Hicksii’) is a fast-growing hybrid with an open habit that is great for hedges. This variety grows 25 feet tall by 10 feet wide.

How long does it take for a yew tree to mature?

Yew has a reputation for being slow-growing, but in the right conditions, yew hedging can grow by around 30cm per year.

What is the tallest growing yew?

The Japanese yew is an evergreen that is native to several regions of Asia and has spiny needles and red, ornamental fruits. The yew can grow up to 50 feet in its native habitat but generally settles in at around 20 to 30 feet tall.

How big is a 5 gallon yew?

Additional information

Size #5
Mature Width 3 to 4 Feet
Mature Height 10 to 12 Feet
Light Full to Part Sun
Planting Zone 4 to 7

Will deer eat yews?

Deer eat not only hostas and many other perennials in summer but the winter foliage of many evergreen trees and shrubs, like arborvitae and yews. They eat the bark of young trees, as well as any twigs, buds, acorns and berries they can reach.

When can I plant yew tree?

Yew is best planted in autumn (late Oct-mid Dec) or spring (March), whether you’re planting an individual specimen or a hedge.

Do yew trees have deep roots?

While the root systems of different yews vary, many have deep, widespread roots that become dense and more difficult to cut as the shrub grows. Three feet deep is best. Feel around the trunk of the yew and with the pruning saw sever all roots, large and small.

Do yew trees make good hedges?

Planting hedges Yew is a popular hedging plant, suitable for most soils and situations, forming a dense evergreen screen. It is easy to plant – simply follow our guide to planting hedges. For hedges, it is best to choose bare-root yew plants that are no more than 60cm (2ft) tall.

How tall is a 10 gallon tree?


Tree Height Container Size
Specimen >6′ >10 gallon

What kind of soil do yews like?

Yew will grow in acid, neutral or alkaline soils: perhaps best in neutral soils. It prefers moist, well drained soil with a high humus content. It will grow in most soils with good drainage, in sun or shade.