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Hicks Yew

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Hicks Yew

Taxus x media 'Hicksii'
    1 review

A Perfect Privacy Screen for Cooler Regions

  • Dense, Deep Green Foliage
  • Attractive Red Berries Welcome Birds
  • Year-Round Interest
  • A Unique Specimen plant
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The Hicks Yew can grow in sun or shade and even a combo of both. Because of this adaptability and its tolerance to heavy shearing the Hicks Yew is prized as a hedge. Its lush foliage also make it a stellar privacy screen!

The Hicks Yew hedge is a distinctive shrub. It offers more character than your average evergreen with its pretty red berries and characteristic foliage that is more petite leaf than needle.

In the northern US the Hicks Yew is one of the easiest evergreen shrubs to grow. Enjoy this yew in growing zones 4 to 7. They are very hardy and rarely encounter issues with pests and disease. Once established these trees are drought tolerant. This tough shrub even tolerates salt and pollution so urban and cooler coastal regions go for it!

Yews thrive in ANY sun to shade condition! This evergreen is adaptable to any well-drained soil. Fertilize when planting and once yearly in spring with our balanced, slow release fertilizer. While yews will tolerate dry conditions, you will get the best growth out of your plant by watering them when the soil dries out.

Sun or shade, the Hicks Yew is a great choice if you are looking for a large evergreen shrub-tree to add to your landscape. Order yours today!

Hicks Yew FAQ

When To Prune The Hicks Yew

Prune this shrub in late winter during dormancy. Yews dont grow in height quickly so only trim the top once it has reached the desired height level.

Where Should I Plant My Yew Shrub?

Plant in a spot with well drained soil in grow zones 3-7 with full sun, part shade or shady conditions. Space 36" apart to accomodate a 2-4 foot spread.

How Fast Does This Shrub Grow?

This shrub is considered a fast grower pushing up to 12" per year. Expect this evergreen to reach 10-15 feet at maturity.

Caring for Hicks Yew

The Hicks Yew is one of the easiest evergreen shrubs to grow. They are very hardy and rarely encounter issues with pests and disease. Once established these trees are drought tolerant.

Hicks Yews do need to be watered well for the first few months in order to encourage a deep and healthy root system. Water deeply about 2 times per week. We recommend watering your trees as soon as they arrive even before you plant them. This will ensure that the roots are moist and ready for planting. Adding 2-3 inches of mulch is a great choice for newly planted Yews. This will help keep the soil moist during the crucial early period when the roots are acclimating to their new home. It also protects the roots from extreme temps. While yews will tolerate dry conditions, you will get the best growth out of your plant by watering them when the soil dries out.

Yews thrive in ANY sun to shade condition! This evergreen is adaptable to any well-drained soil. Fertilize when planting and once yearly in spring with a balanced, slow release fertilizer like the one we carry. Our fertilizer is safe to use at the time of planting. Avoid harsh chemical fertilizers that can burn the roots of your new tree. If you want to prune for shape or size control prune in early spring.

For a privacy hedge, space your new trees about 3 feet apart on center.

Landscape ideas

The Hicks Yew makes a great privacy hedge. The dense foliage will keep out any sights you want to avoid and nosy neighbors from peering in. Plant about 3 feet apart on center where you would like to have privacy.

If you are seeking a nice evergreen specimen shrub or tree for the front of your home with moderate height,plant a Hicks Yew on each side of a window. This creates a softening affect that breaks up the wall and adds character to your home. Under the windows you can plant your choice of shrubs. For tons of blooms and color, plant knockout roses in the back and drift roses in the front. The pink and red Knockouts will make the berries really pop in fall. If you prefer evergreens, try a mix of Gold Mop Cypresses and junipers; this will offer year-round foliage, as well as rich texture and striking color contrast. Hicks Yews are great anchors for the corners of your home as well. Plant just one or groups of three for even more impact.


For additional options, be sure to browse our Privacy hedges and Evergreen shrubs collections.

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Growing Zones 3-7
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Well Drained
Sunlight Full, Partial, Shade
Drought Tolerance Semi
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 3-4 Feet
Growth Rate slow
Fall Color Green
Bloom Color Red

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