Hicks Yew

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A Popular Evergreen Hedge For Privacy

Hicks Yew has an upright growth habit and is popular as a privacy evergreen hedge. They can grow up to 20 feet tall and 8 to 12 feet wide.

Although Yews prefer part to full sun, it is one of the few evergreen hedges that tolerates shade.  This Yew is slow growing but that also makes it relatively low maintenance. It will handle heavy shearing and some people prune off the lower branches to form it into a multi-trunk evergreen tree.

Plant Facts:

Mature Height 12-20 ft.
Mature Width 8-12 ft.
Sunlight Full – Partial
Soil Conditions Normal
Drought Tolerance Fair
Botanical Name Taxus x media ‘Hicksii’

Grow Zones 4 to 8

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 8

Frequently Asked Questions

How fast do Hicks Yew shrubs grow?

Hicks Yew is considered slow growing. Expect less than 1 foot of new growth per year.

How tall & wide do Hicks Yew get?

Hicks Yew can grow as tall as 15 to 20 feet and have a mature width of 8 to 12 feet.

How far apart do you plant Hicks Yew?

For a hedge, plant them roughly 6 feet apart measuring from the center of each planting hole.


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