Fairview Yew

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Wonderful evergreen hedging when you need a sophisticated landscape look, try the dark green good looks of the evergreen Fairview Yew (Taxus x media 'Fairview'). It features a useful, rounded growth habit that stays compact. There is a reason why people have loved Yews for thousands of years. Yews are easy to care for, and bring structure to any garden design!

Spring brings a flush of bright green new growth that is touchably soft and tiny little greenish-yellow flowers the native bees will seek out. If left unpruned, Yews produce bird-friendly shelter and food in the form of modified cones with a plump red fruit casing that adds color and interest to the fall months.

Fairview is well known in the industry as a lovely evergreen workhorse. It can be clipped to a polished presentation. It looks great when left naturally to grow as it will. Trust us, even a natural Yew will never, ever look unkempt! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 7, this highly adaptable evergreen won't grow more than 4-5 feet tall at maturity!

Planting and Application:

The Fairview Yew is a wonderful choice en masse or planted singly as a pretty specimen that will bring a deep green presence to your landscape all year long! Set on sheared of naturally formed Fairview on either side of a driveway or pathways entrance! A single specimen on each corner of your home foundation plantings will anchor your garden design.

Use a row as a wider-than-tall spreading backdrop to other garden beds, or to bulk up a privacy hedge or mixed shrub border! Fill a hard-to-mow hillside or eroding slope with steadfast greenery all year round!

Perfect to create a long-lived hedge, Fairview Yew grows beautifully in either full sun or shade. The Fairview would also be a perfect choice if you need a long foundation planting that won't block your windows! For a solid hedge, we recommend planting them 3 feet apart. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next plant.

Please note the red berries of Taxus can be toxic, so be careful not to ingest them. Your birds, however, will snap them up greedily! Birds also love Yews as shelter and nesting spots! Plant groupings to best provide your feathered friends with protection all year round!

  • Classic, Deep Green Yew
  • Full-Bodied, Branches to the Ground
  • Fluffy, Soft-Needled Rounded Profile
  • Bird Friendly Shelter & Food
  • Foundation & Privacy Hedges, Specimens & Year-Round Greenery

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant in any kind of sun or shade, but know your Hybrid Yews will grow more robustly in more sun. Yews also must have well-drained soil to thrive. Give it a regular schedule of supplemental water if rainfall hasn't been sufficient. This is especially important when the plants are young. If you see puddles in your planting area after a rain, you'll need to bring in additional soil. "Mound up" to 18 - 24 inches above your soil line, then plant in that mound.

Dig a wide hole, but no deeper than the pot. Please don't plant Yews too deep. Use care when planting, as Yew roots are delicate. Protect them further with a 3-4 inch layer of arborist bark chips and plant them with Nature Hills Root Booster for life-long symbiotic support.

Feed your Fairview Yew Dr. Earth Acid Lover's Organic and Natural Premium Fertilizer in early spring and mid-summer. In the fall, give your evergreens a good long drink so they can better withstand windburn and dry winter months. Prune or shear after their flush of growth in the spring and that's it! Older plants can be rejuvenated by trimming out longer portions of the plant back to a part of the stem that still has needles on it. Then just sit back and relax.

Baby your Yews, you'll be glad you did!

  • Grows in Sun or Shade
  • Prefers Moist Conditions
  • Needs Very Well-Drained Soil
  • Tightly Pruned or Kept Natural
  • Very Low Maintenance, Cold Hardy & Highly Adaptable

Yews grow relatively slowly but live a very long time. For Yews, it's always best to buy the largest-sized container we have available! Our growers focus on healthy root production and will not shift a plant into a larger container until it's ready. Rest assured, when you buy a Yew from Nature Hills, you're giving the best possible start to your long-term garden design!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Fairview Yew Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Taxus x media 'Fairview'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium, Slow
Flower Color Insignificant
Foliage Evergreen
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time After Flowering
Spacing 3 feet