Planting distances are very much a matter of choice - for bare roots, 3 plants per metre is adequate, 5 is good, 7 in a double staggered row will give a dense hedge quicker. Hedging plants suited to low hedges Many of our dwarf or compact hedging varieties are obvious choices for low hedging, however, many other species are also easy to maintain at lower heights. Small hedges are typically grown from slower growing hedging plants to create a hedge of 100cm or less.
Yew Varieties. Yews (Taxus spp.) are coniferous evergreens that bear needle-like foliage and produce either male or female cones.
The shrubs provide superb results in zones 4 to 8.
Highly resistant to winter-burn. Wet soil can cause the roots of the plant to rot. Dwarf Yew (Brevifolia) is an excellent dwarf evergreen and is considered to be a low, bushy variety. It's very compact and dense with thick, dark-green, waxy foliage and is very slow growing and very hardy. Even in large gardens, planting small dwarf evergreen trees can make beautiful garden landscape features. The beauty of planting small trees is that they require little maintenance, are green all year round and don’t take up much space in your yard.
Not only does this add seasonal interest it also allows the low hedge to stand out against the lush green canvas for a dramatic display.
Wet soil can cause the roots of the plant to rot.
How to plant a Yew (Taxus baccata) hedge Prices shown are the price per plant. Dwarf evergreen trees are small, compact trees that are perfect for small gardens or growing in containers. The yew shrubs are weather tolerant but dislike-soaked soil.