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7-8' H.M. Eddie Yews


"H.M. Eddie” Yew

Taxus x media  'H.M. Eddie'     


         "H.M. Eddie” Yews are a great alternative to “Emerald Green” Arborvitae for shady planting locations. They have the same, columnar growth habit as the Emerald Green" Arborvitae, but they are much more shade tolerant.  Contact us and let us help you create Instant Privacy with these year-round (evergreen) barriers.     


Foliage:   Evergreen               

Mature Height:    18-20 ft.                 

Mature Width:     3-5’ - Usually determined by the spacing between trees in the row—2.5-3' (see highlighted text below) 

Sunlight:  Full shade, partial shade, full sun.

Soil:  Likes well-drained soil, but must be kept well watered when first planted. Tolerant of dry shade once established.      

Growth Rate:  Moderate.  6" to 1' a year once established, possibly more depending on growing conditions.       

"Instant Privacy" Use:  Great for narrow, shady areas.   Columnar growth habit similar to Emerald Green Arborvitae.

"Instant Privacy" Spacing:   We recommend 3’ on center, maybe even 3.5’ O.C. for the big ones.  So if you're trying to cover 30', you'd need 10 trees planted 3’ O.C. 

Notes: Dark green foliage - new growth is bright green and contrasts highly with older foliage.  H.M. Eddie is a male selection and will not form berries which can be messy. Takes well to pruning. Can be pruned into dead wood and it will re-sprout. Highly browsed by deer.

Tree Care Note:  Yews can be quite flat on top which makes them susceptible to branch damage when snow weights them down.  This can be minimized but not eliminated.  It is minimized by tying twine around the trees to support the upward growth.  We do this when we install the trees for Customers.  Customers will need to continue adding twine for the new growth every few years.

What to Expect the First Year:  As with all newly-planted trees, these need to be watered carefully through the first Spring/Summer--see our "Care of Your Trees" section for more details.  There will be some small branches broken during transportation & installation--nothing to worry about and you can either cut those off or let them drop off.  This is common but it can be of concern to homeowners; these are tough plants. Not much growth the first year because the tree is putting its efforts into its root system.  Please also read the next Comment.

Comment:  Yews, like the laurels, don't like to be transplanted and will take a while to become acclimated to their new location.  During this time they can drop foliage, turn off-color, and just generally not look healthy.  This is natural but can be of concern to the homeowner.  We will typically ask you to "stay the course" during their first growing season/first winter; and as long as they put out new growth their first spring in the new location they will be fine and gradually recover to look right.  This is "part of the deal" with Yews. 

Sizes& Prices:   

6'   H.M. Eddie Yews, B&B                                                $150.00    Sold Out

7-8' H.M. Eddie Yews, B&B  (photo above)                $275.00      Sold Out 

8-9' H.M. Eddie Yews, B&B                                             $325.00     Sold Out

9' -10' Heavy H.M. Eddie Yews, B&B   (photo below) $375.00   Good quantity available

Please note that our supply of trees is constantly changing; please contact us to confirm availability.                                                     (01/09/19)


9-10' Heavy H.M. Eddie Yew

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             We deliver and plant these trees.  Most of our planting projects are in Western Washington: Blaine, Bellingham, Everett, Edmonds, Mukilteo, Shoreline, Bothell, Seattle & the "East Side"--Bellevue, Woodinville, Kirkland, Issaquah, Sammamish, etc.--Renton, Kent, Federal Way, Tacoma, south to Olympia and all points in between; plus Leavenworth & Wentachee.  Further away, people often come pick up the trees here at the nursery and arrange for local planting.   Please see the "Advantages" section below for more information about our planting services and our company.




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"Our privacy bank of trees has done nothing but grow well into maturity.  Our back yard and deck area is totally private and the 10 trees your team planted [in 2005] are rich, leathery and dark green.  We remark on them every day it seems.  Please include me in any of your "Testimonials" as you would be hard pressed to find a more satisfied customer."                                                                                                                  Jim, Port Orchard

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"By the way, the trees were a great privacy feature when we sold the last house!  We now have a much larger space . . . "                                                                                                  Katherine, Fall City

“My compliments to your crew.  We’ve had a lot of contractors working on our house recently and we’ve seen the entire range; and your guys were excellent. The trees make things look so much better—I started smiling as soon as I saw them going in."                                                                                    Holly, Queen Anne

"You guys are the best nursery I've ever done business with! And I have dealt with a few. You did what you said you would, on time with attention to detail rarely found. From the beginning of the quote process all the way through to the last detail you made it easy. And you work to ensure that the trees will thrive after planting with detailed advice, a complementary irrigation system, and a website filled with useful information. Most nurseries will just dump off the goods and tell you best of luck, put some water on them. You provide a quality product that sets you apart. Your crew was friendly, polite and operated as a well organized team. I would recommend you without hesitation! Thanks for doing a great job!”                                                                                                   Ryan, Buckley

"We can not believe how beautiful your trees are.  The privacy is unbelievable. If you ever need a testimonial let us know.   Our yard is perfect!  We sit there and say "my oh my”!               Suzanne, Tacoma 

"I don't think I've ever been as happy with something I've purchased."                           Sarah, Sammamish

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