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Taxus x media Groenland

Yew 'Groenland'

Traditional slow growing hedging plant

A dense, bushy, upright form of yew growing slowly to 1.5m (5ft) or more. The ascending shoots are packed with dark-green, evergreen needle-like leaves that retain their colour throughout the year.  Hardier than the common yew it is ideal for cold, exposed situations and makes an excellent hedge.  A good evergreen structure shrub or specimen for any garden.


Plant in full sun or partial shade in beds and borders. A bold structure plant and excellent backdrop for bright foliage and flowers.


Any well-drained fertile soil. Good on chalk. For a hedge plant 90cm (3ft apart). Can be trimmed in spring or autumn as required.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Conifer
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering March - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 200 cm - 300 cm
Plant width 150 cm - 200 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous Most parts, especially the seeds, are highly toxic by ingestion
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 150 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plants in their pots thoroughly before planting – give them a good soaking. Prepare a trench, twice the width and depth of the pots. Dig compost into the base of the trench. Remove the pot and position the first plant in the trench, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill around the plant with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Repeat along the length of the trench. Water in well and keep well watered during the hedges first year.

Planting site Garden edging

Typically available

From January to December