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Hicks Yew


An excellent evergreen shrub for tall hedges and privacy screens. The long, upright-growing branches with dense, glossy, dark green foliage naturally form a narrow, columnar habit that works well as a foundation plant, or placed in pairs at entries or doorways. Because they don’t shed their foliage in winter these species will always offer something to look at and are easy to care for in our zone.

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Red berries flourish during the fall season adding a unique characteristic to the evergreen shrub. Hicks Yew are praised for their fast growth rates and make for the perfect tall hedges. Hicks Yew grows up to a mature height of around 10 to 12 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide, but they can be trimmed to any height and require very little pruning to maintain shape.

Full sun to part shade. One thing you will love about Taxus x media hicksii is the high tolerance it has for different light exposures. You can plant the Hicks Yew in both full sun or full shade. Any well drained slightly acidic soil.

Yew is a common evergreen shrub used in landscaping that is extremely poisonous to all species. This includes dogs, cats, horses, cattle, birds, and humans. According to Pet Poison Helpline, all parts of the plant are very poisonous, including the succulent red berries, as they contain taxines. Yews are susceptible to damage from hungry deer, especially in winter.

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