Why Buy Our Volume Trees?
- Our volume trees are plug plants which can be planted all year round. No rush to plant as roots are not exposed.
- Grown in Scotland which makes the plants much hardier (used to bad weather)
- Very easy to plant, little cultivation required and very high success rate.
- Our trees are covered by a FREE TREE WARRANTY. (first 15% not covered)
- Plants do not "check" when planted so rapid early growth.
- Root plug contains both naturally occurring mycorrhizae and fertilzer.
- Growing containers eliminate root spiralling.
- FREE DELIVERY (UK Mainland only)
Large Order Discount
Orders over £1000 may have further discounts added by contacting us or calling 0800 043 1057
Common Yew or Taxus Baccata (depends how posh you are or if you belong to a gardening group!)
An attractive, very popular, evergreen native conifer, Common Yew (Taxus baccata) is a particularly long-lived tree (c.1000 years). Bearing attractive red berries in the winter it was previously quite commonly planted in churchyards, although the reason why remains unclear. It was also popular with Bowmen of the Middle Ages (not middle aged bowmen as that would be 40 year old Robin Hood "wannabes" going through their mid-life crisis in the nearest wood). The wood is like Superman doing Yoga in that it is strong and supple.
It makes an excellent dense garden hedge as it is not "gappy" at the base. Do not plant close to livestock as the berries and foliage are poisonous. Livestock includes horses, cattle and sheep (hey, we live in the sort of litigation culture where some people need that level of simplicity!)
Taxus Bacata will tolerate most soils and is one of the slower growing hedge tree species growing to be one of our longest lived trees.
Expect a final height of 28m (93ft 4in) if untrimmed.
Taxus can react to colder weather and experience some browning of the foliage.
During the colder times of year, you may get some Common Yew or Taxus Baccata plants that are a little brown. This is a reaction to the cold and is perfectly normal. As these are grown in trays and the inner plants are protected somewhat from the cold and do not turn brown so in essence, the brown trees are normal, it is actually the green foliage that is not performing as expected!
Benefits of using our plug plant trees
Our yew hedging trees are sold as plug plants, in other words the roots are encased in compost. This means that planting can be carried out at any time of the year, provided they are watered in periods of drought, compared to bare-root plants which can only be planted during the plants normal dormant period (November to March). All of these trees are UK grown, which is important for successful establishment.
How many yew hedging trees do I need?
We recommend planting 4 plants per metre using the double staggered hedge method.
Returning Cell Grown Trees
For Phytosanitary reasons, some cell grown trees cannot be returned to the nursery. A list of plants affected is shown here or download the list here
Site Conditions And Evergreen Tree List
Our tree chart details which site conditions suit which trees and also which are evergreen or semi-evergreen.
Feeding Or Fertilizing Hedges
This is a task that can easily be over done. Any nitrogen based fertilizer will do such as 20:20:10 but the longer lasting ones which take 18/24 months are better as they are regulated by the weather and moisture therefore release slowly.
If you are one of those lucky people that lead an eco lifestyle (VERY jealous if you are) and want to buy trees to burn, then maybe our wood burning chart (excel spread sheet) will help you decide. Ash, Eucalyptus Gunnii and Willow are worth looking at for their growth rates and calorific values.
If you are looking to plant lots of plug plant or cell grown trees (the 10-40cm-ish) size range then maybe you should consider our tree planting tool. Tree planting rates of over 700 per day achievable.
Adding A Bit Of Colour And Attract Wildlife
Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum) is very attractive, fragrant and attracts more wildlife to your garden. A bit on the vigorous side but worth the effort. A great addition to your project.
Broadleaf wood planting would be around 3m between each tree. Christmas tree planting for a commercial crop is around 1m.
Factors Detrimental To Cell Grown Trees
Too much/little water, animal Urine, excessive wind exposure (will slow growth), salt spray, frost on new growth, herbicide drift and over application of fertilizer.
UK Grown Volume Trees
All our volume trees are UK grown and as far as we know because we have never caught one booking a holiday overseas.