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Hicks Yew Hedge Shrubs for Sale Online
Hicks Yew are easy-to-grow evergreen shrubs that are ideal for privacy hedges and screens, accent trees, or focal points in a garden. As a plant that was bred specifically for the purpose of hedging, it's no surprise that these plants have climbed the ladder in popularity for landscape designs.
Nicknamed the 'Instant Hedge,' 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.
As part of the evergreen species, Hicks Yew does not lose its foliage in the winter seasons. Because of this, Hicks Yew (Taxus × media 'Hicksii') is great to add color and privacy to landscapes in colder climates. They will do well in hardiness zones 5 to 9. If you are not sure which zone you are in, you can check your grow zone and find other plants and trees that thrive in your region!
The Hicks Yew Hedge naturally forms a narrow, columnar plant that works well as a foundation plant, or placed in pairs at entries or doorways for added dimension and enhanced curb appeal. Buy Hicks Yew Hedges for your garden or landscape, and add vibrant color and charm instantly!
What are the Benefits of Hicks Yew Hedges?
Hicks Yew Hedges are used to create dense hedges and shape and height are easy to maintain with little pruning. They tolerate a wide range of well-drained soil conditions and can thrive in full sun or full shade. They are perfect for use along driveways and sidewalks.
|Mature Height:||15 feet|
|Mature width:||10 feet|
|Classification:||Evergreen shrub / small tree|
|Sunlight:||Full sun to part shade|
|Pruning Season:||Prune in late winter before new growth or after new growth hardens off in summer|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained slightly acidic soil|
|Water Requirement:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Tolerates heat and drought; will adapt to slightly moist sites|
How to Care for Hicks Yew
In general, Hicks Yew is relatively easy to care for. Below are the guidelines to keep your Hicks Yew thriving in its new environment:
How do I plant a Hicks Yew Hedge?
When planting your newly purchased Hicks Yew plants, we suggest that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally-sourced compost or topsoil to the backfill soil. Use the container the shrub is delivered in as a guideline for how deep the planting well or hole should be. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a backfill soil for Hicks Yew Hedges because more times than not, these products will retain too much moisture and will cause the root rot.A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.
How often do I water a Hicks Yew Hedge?
After backfilling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost, give the Hicks Yew Hedge a good, deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Keep in mind that most of the water that hits the plant initially will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked through. If you’re not sure how long to water the hedge for, we recommend counting to 5 for every gallon the pot size is. For example, a one-gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5; a two-gallon pot would be watered until you count to 10, and so on. Use this watering method for the first few weeks.
What kind of fertilizer should I use for a Hicks Yew?
Hicks Yew Hedges grow best if they are fertilized lightly in the spring once frost has passed with a well-balanced, extended-release fertilizer, such as Espoma Tree-Tone or Espoma Holly-Tone to provide the extra acid that junipers crave. Fertilize these hedges again in late summer to mid-fall.We do not recommend fertilizing this type of hedge after August. Fall is the time for junipers to begin preparing for dormancy. Fertilizing at this time may stimulate new growth that will be too tender to withstand the winter.
Which mulch is best for my Hicks Yew Hedge?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Upright Yew Hicks with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do, but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they break down. Mulching helps to keep weeds away that will compete with the new hedge for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch is sufficient, but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. It's better to leave a one-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.