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Yew Really Need This Shrub

If you are looking for a tall hedge for your yard, then you’ve totally scored with Hicks Yew (Taxus x media 'Hicksii'). This beautiful evergreen shrub forms a thick, bushy barrier when planted along a property line or at the back of a border.

This is one of those shrubs that you see all of time, but don’t think twice about, because it does its job so very well. Hicks Yew doesn’t want to stand out as a flashy specimen plant in your landscape. It does want to provide the perfect, deep green backdrop for your other showstoppers, though.

A seriously easy shrub to grow, it performs great in all but the wettest soils. It handles heavy shearing without blinking and makes the fluffiest green wall you’ve ever seen. Hicks Yew doesn’t mind whether you plant it in a sunny spot or a shady one, either. It sometimes struggles with drying winds or changing temperature extremes turning it brown in places, but will bounce back quickly.

As a bonus, the female version of this plant will delight you with beautiful berries in the winter.

The Hicks Yews is an outstanding performer as a screen, hedge or foundation plant. It is in very high demand for its usefulness, so buy several today before the stock gets low.

* Columnar Yew
* Full Sun to Full Shade
* Hardy


Plant Facts

Family Taxus x media 'Hicksii'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 8 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Soil Well drained
Zones 4-8
Mature Form Upright
Growth Rate Medium
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Fall Color Evergreen

Hicks Yew.

Rating: 4.3/5 based on 4 review(s)
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thrives in part shade Review by Finally
I bought 3 last spring to put in front of my garage which doesn't get a lot of sun. Tried boxwoods & hollies before that didn't make it. They slowly died off. So far, so good with these yews. I think i have finally found an evergreen to make in a shad area.
Hedge Review by Cheri
Hicks yews are great for a hedge and I keep mine trimmed just like I like them and they do not take much work to keep them attractive.
Sun and shade Review by Mel
The Hicks yew is one of the few plants I have found that can form a good looking hedge when part of the hedge is covered with shade. I just have to prune the part that is in the sun more often than the part that is in the shade,
Hicks Yew Review by Holly Helmstetter
I bought 2 Hicks Yews from another source, and I love them! I bought them when I first bought my house, so I could buy smaller plants for less. The Hicks Yew that's more in sunshine has grown much faster than the one in shade, but that could be a soil difference. I got them for a mixed-evergreen area, for privacy. These are not for instant privacy unless you buy mature ones. A definite plus with these, over arborvitae and many other privacy evergreens is that even though I live only about 25 miles south of the Canadian border (in NY state) and our winters can be harsh, the Hicks Yews have never had any windburn or other winter damage. I meant to buy more of these this year but the stores are all out so I'm buying them online.

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