These 4ft Yew hedge plants are an economic way to plant a yew hedge. Being container grown, these Yew will quickly establish themselves in your garden representing good value for money. These plants are all sold as 3.5-4ft (105-120cm) in height.
Yew is slow growing and one can expect 6-9 inches of growth a year if left untrimmed. It forms a dense evergreen hedge with dark green foliage which looks extremely smart and is often used in many formal gardens and parks. Yew has been used as a hedging plant for many centuries and can be considered to be the quintessential English hedge and can be grown as a small hedge to demarcate parts of a garden or to provide a neat edge to borders and flowers beds. Alternatively, Yew can be grown into a taller hedge and will quite happily grow to several metres high or maintained as a 6ft hedge to give that all important eye level privacy.
A Yew hedge will need to be trimmed annually in the spring or autumn.
We recommend planting these yew trees at 2ft (60cm) apart (as shown in the picture) which is a good planting distance to give immediate effect without the cost of planting closer.
Many people choose Yew as an alternative to Box hedging, although we do supply a range of plants suitable for growing smaller hedges. See our Smaller Hedging category page.
Yew is tolerant of most soil types although it does not like waterlogged soil. It also grows quite happily in full sunshine or in shade making it very versatile for a number of different situations.
More information about planting a Yew hedge can be found on the Yew Hedging category page.