Taller options available for most trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info.
Common Yew (Taxus Baccata)
The Common Yew or English Yew (Taxus baccata) is one of our few truly native, British trees and is ideal to have in your garden if you have nothing to do on a weekend and fancy making bows and arrows (Historically commonly Yewsed...see what we did there?...ok not funny if we have to explain it).
Quite a feature of the landscape, this is a slow-growing, evergreen tree. Attractive red-berries are produced in summer but remember that they are poisonous (If your partner offers you a Yew berry sandwich, that might be a hint your relationship is in trouble). Taxus Baccata is quite a tolerant tree of most conditions however wet conditions will certainly annoy it causing it to under perform. So Chalky, dry or clay conditions are ok for the Common Yew tree.
Suited to small-medium gardens as it will only reach a height of 6 metres after 10 years. It also well-suited to trimming and looks good for Topiary.
Common Yew is also widely used as a hedging species. Click on these links to see our other yew trees. If you require HEDGING YEW, click on this link and if you require more than one tree then discounts are offered to get in touch call: 0800 043 1057
Our Common Yew trees are supplied at a height of 80-150 cm in a 5-15 litre container for year round planting and better results than from bare-root or rootballed stock.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £450 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.