Yew hedges will grow in almost all soils with good drainage. It can tolerate shade, chalky soil and exposed or cold sites. When mature, yew can also cope with drought. Caring and Maintenance
After planting and while the yew is still young it is important to keep it well-watered to ensure root establishment. Because yew is evergreen it will need to be watered all year, especially in dry winter weather.
In the first year the yew will not need clipping. After this, it can be trimmed lightly once a year until it reaches maturity, when it can be clipped anytime. In the first year after planting you should expect little or no growth from your yew.
Maintain at 90-180cm (3-6ft) or as taller hedges or screens. Please Note: No part of this plant is suitable for consumption and it should not be planted in reach of grazing animals such as horses and cattle.