Taxus Media 'Hillii' | Yew 'Hilli' Tree/Large Shrub - Upright Taxus - Bushy - Height 200-220cm - 130lt

Taxus Media 'Hillii' | Yew 'Hilli' Tree/Large Shrub - Upright Taxus - Bushy - Height 200-220cm - 130lt

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Taxus x Media 'Hillii' is a cultivar of the Taxus x Media hybrid, which is a cross between Taxus baccata (English yew) and Taxus cuspidata (Japanese yew). It is a popular evergreen shrub in the horticultural industry, prized for its dense, upright growth habit and attractive appearance.

One of the defining characteristics of 'Hillii' is its dense, dark green foliage. The needle-like leaves are arranged in a spiral pattern along the branches, creating a lush and vibrant display. The foliage retains its color throughout the year, making it an excellent choice for providing year-round interest in the garden.

This cultivar is known for its compact and upright growth habit. It typically reaches a height of 6 to 10 feet (1.8 to 3 meters) and a spread of 4 to 6 feet (1.2 to 1.8 meters), forming a narrow columnar shape. The dense branching pattern contributes to its neat and formal appearance, making it an ideal choice for hedges, screens, or borders.

In addition to its ornamental value, Taxus x Media 'Hillii' also produces small, round berries. These berries start out green and eventually mature to a striking red color, adding a pop of color to the shrub. However, it's important to note that the berries are toxic if ingested, so caution should be exercised if there are children or pets in the vicinity.

One of the advantages of 'Hillii' is its versatility in various growing conditions. It can tolerate a wide range of soil types, including clay, loam, and sandy soils, as long as they are well-drained. It thrives in full sun to partial shade, although it prefers some protection from intense afternoon sun in hot climates. Once established, 'Hillii' is relatively low-maintenance and can withstand pruning to maintain its desired size and shape.

Overall, Taxus x Media 'Hillii' is a popular choice for those seeking an attractive, compact, and easy-to-grow evergreen shrub. Its dense, dark green foliage, upright growth habit, and small red berries make it a versatile and visually appealing addition to gardens, providing year-round interest and beauty.

  • Common Name

    Yew 'Hillii'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    Europe, West Asia, North Africa

  • Flower

    inconspicuous flowers

  • Foliage

    leathery, flat-needled, light to dark green foliage

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

3 meters

Mature Width

2 meters

Shape / habit


Preferred Location


South–facing or North–facing or East–facing or West–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, full shade, partial shade

Soil moisture


Growing Period




all year


Summer, autumn

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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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