Yew - Hicks
A Hedge For All Seasons
Yew - Hicks, Taxus x media 'Hicksii', is one of the most popular upright columnar yews. It is a dense, narrow, columnar, evergreen shrub with ascending branching with lustrous dark green needles above and lighter green below.
It typically matures to a height of 18' to 20' with a spread of 6' to 10' wide after 20 years; very narrow when young and widening with age.
Yews are classified as conifers, but female plants (yews are dioecious) produce red, fleshy, single-seeded fruit instead of cones.
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils of neutral pH in full sun to part shade.
Hicks Yew tolerates a wide range of soils as long as drainage is good.
Also tolerant of full shade and considerable pruning, but intolerant of temperature extremes.
Use as a specimen, screen, hedge or foundation plant.
*Full Sun to Full Shade
|Family||Taxus x media 'Hicksii'|
|Mature Height||8 to 12 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 to 3 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|