Transplanted yews

I am in Boston. My neighbor had three large yews, (2 are 9′ H, 5′ W, 1 is 7’H 4’W), he announced he wanted to get rid of them. They had been manicured round for years. I tried to transplant…

Privacy trees

We recently put in a pool and created a 4 foot flowerbed on both sides, separated by a 4 foot path. We have a 6’ wooden fence but we’d like tall trees on both sides that may grow up to…

Yews Grown in Containers

Hi, I live in downtown Toronto. I’m wondering if Hicks Yew can be grown and withstand winter in a free standing planter? The location is a mix of sun and shade.…

Fast Growing Evergreen for Privacy

HELLO – WE ARE ON A CORNER LOT IN THE “HIGH PARK” NEIGHBOURHOOD OF TORONTO.  WE HAVE A FENCE BETWEEN THE HOUSE AND THE STREET ABOUT 20 FEET LONG WHERE WE WANT TO PLANT SOME KIND OF FAST GROWING –…

Mealybugs in Yew

Hi, What is this pest I found in my evergreen? Should I worry about it? How to get rid of it? Thanks.…

Hicks Yew Patchy Brown After Winter

Hi – please see attached picture of yews. I live in Oakville and although we had a long winter, it hadn’t been a really cold winter. My front yard has southern exposure so the sun is always facing the yews.…

Replacing old Fairview Yews

Hi, I have 7 Overgrown and out of shape Fairview Yews in my front yard. We would like to replace them – planning to dig them out, add new soil and buy new plants. How different are Dense Yews from…

Hicks Yew Hedges and Baltic Ivy

Hi, We have a garden designed by a landscaper which calls for: 1. a 1ft tall yew hedge 2. a 3 ft tall yew hedge 3. a 4-5ft tall yew hedge – but want it to be not 3ft thickness,…

Ailing Yews

I have a row of clipped cone yews facing north that I planted a couple of years ago when I installed a new garden. They are about a foot or so away from a fence. On the other side of…

Do yews do well in windy winter locations?

Hello! I am looking to plant a yew hedge along the west side of my property, which is exposed to windy winter conditions (near Lake Ontario). Would yews be a suitable hedge (specifically Taxus baccata ‘Semperaurea’ or Taxus baccata ‘Aurescens’)?…