These 6ft Yew hedge plants are a fast way to establish a yew hedge at a reasonable height. Being container grown, these Yew will quickly establish themselves in your garden representing good value for money. These plants are all sold as 5.5-6ft (165-180cm) and will go a long way to establishing a yew hedge with eye level privacy.
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.
These Yews are shown in the photograph as being 90cm apart but they could be planted closer (at 60cm spacings) to give a more immediate density.
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.