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Yew, Hicksii / Hillii

Taxus media Hicksii / Hillii

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  • £3.69
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Price per item for 1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Pg Fem 20-30cm
Pg Mal 20-30cm
  • Plant Types & Availability - More information

    Pg = Pot Grown

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Hicksii - female, Hillii - male.

An excellent dense form with columnar habit which makes a superb hedge and grows faster than English Yew when young. More suitable for dwarf hedges than English Yew.

YEW, HICKSII produces large bright red fruits at a young age if pollinated. We can offer YEW, HILLII a similar male form if a pollinator is required. The male plant does not produce berries. In this case plant a minimum of one Hillii to ten Hicksii.

HEDGE Trim in autumn. For hedges 30 - 180cm (1 - 6ft). Plant 23 - 30cm (9 -12ins) apart.

CONIFER 3m x 90-120cm (10 x 3-4ft).

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Yew, Hicksii / Hillii is available as:

Pg = Pot Grown

Pot Grown Plants

These are normally sold in small 9cm wide pots, unless a different pot size is shown (where the pot size is shown in litres). Pot grown plants can be planted at any time of the year.


Pot Grown are generally available all year.

If a plant is currently out of stock because it is out of season (for example, bare rooted plants in summer) or we have sold out but we are expecting more to be available you can pre-order the plant. We only charge credit/debit cards when an order is despatched, not when an order is placed.

Planting Distances for planting as a Hedge

We recommend planting Yew, Hicksii / Hillii in a single row between 23cm/9ins apart and 30cm/12ins apart:

Planting closer will mean the plants will grow together and form a hedge quicker, but requires more plants.

To calculate the number of plants needed for a length of hedging, click on Planting Distance Calculator above.

Planting Guide & RootGrow

We recommend planting with RootGrow. The recommended amount for RootGrow for an order will be shown in your shopping basket.

We will send out a planting guide with your order, you also can find a guide to planting here.


Hedging - As a general rule, plants grown for hedging need pruning to encourage side branching. Usually the harder a plant is pruned the bushier it will be. If they are not pruned there is a danger that the hedges will be thin and bare at the base and that the tips of the plants will die back. If the plant is naturally bushy, less or sometimes no pruning will be needed to achieve a dense hedge.

Yew, Hicksii / Hillii: Prune any straggly or untidy shoots, otherwise no immediate pruning is required.

    • SKU
  • Native/Wildlife/Evergreen
    • Good for Wildlife/Bees
    • Native
    • Evergreen/Deciduous
    • Keeps Leaves in Winter
  • Soil and position
    • Suitable for any normal soil and position, and
      Suitable for Chalky Soil
      Suitable for Damp Shade
      Suitable for Windy Sites
  • Plant Height and Growth
    • Hedge Height
      30-180cm (1-6ft)
    • Approx. Ultimate Height
      3m (10ft)
    • Average Growth per Year
      15-23cm (6-9in)
  • Root Type/Plant Size
    • Root Type/Plant Size
      Pot Grown, Male, 20-30cm (8-12ins)
      Pot Grown, Female, 20-30cm (8-12ins)
    • Potted/Bare Root
      Pot Grown
  • Sub Category
    • Conifer