The king of evergreen hedging?
Some would say yew is the best evergreen hedging you can get, but with everything beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, its slow growing, offers a first class evergreen screen, clips to give the very smoothest of formal hedge lines and throughout the year its not only just a hedge, it can be a work of art, with the clean lines and even some topiary shapes clipped out in it to create a living feature. A very popular hedging choice and a timeless classic from the old traditional garden to the ultra-modern contemporary garden, yew is a king amongst hedging.
What is Yew hedging like?
Taxus are small evergreen trees or large shrubs of rounded habit, with dense, linear leaves and, on female plants, conspicuous fleshy red arils surrounding the solitary seeds.
Taxus baccata is a medium-sized bushy evergreen tree with narrow, leathery, very dark green leaves arranged in two rows on the shoots, and insignificant flowers followed on female plants by fleshy red fruits.