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"H.M. Eddie” Yew
Taxus x media 'H.M. Eddie'
H.M. Eddie Yews
"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.
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.
3-4' and 4-5' H.M. Eddie Yews
Customers can pick-up these trees at the farm, have them delivered, and we can also plant these trees for you.
3-4' H.M. Eddie Yews, $145.00
4-5' H.M. Eddie Yews, $245.00
Sorry, we are Sold Out of all larger sizes of H.M. Eddie Yews.
Please note that our supply of trees is constantly changing; please contact us to confirm availability. (02/06/24)
9-10' Heavy H.M. Eddie Yew
Delivery & Planting Available
We deliver and plant these trees. "Planting" includes a watering system, staking if necessary, and a one year warranty for no additional charge. Our planting "Service Area" is the greater Puget Sound area of Western Washington: Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, 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 Highway 2 to Leavenworth & Wenatchee. If you are not in this area, sorry but we will not be able to plant for you.
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Privacy Trees: We are a nursery tree farm specializing in Privacy Trees for screening. We sell retail & wholesale, for residential and commercial projects and we "deliver & plant" our trees. Our most common project is planting a line of privacy trees for a homeowner. We have several thousand privacy trees growing at our Snohomish farm. Plus we have many years' experience in "what works where", professional planting services, ongoing support, and thousands of satisfied customers. Buying directly from a grower has great advantages--fresh trees, great selection, and low prices--you maximize your purchasing power. We also have privacy trees that are not available elsewhere, such as our "Hedged Privacy Trees" and "Thin Man" Arborvitae. You can see our hedged and natural privacy trees in our beautiful 8 minute YouTube Farm Video.
Ornamental Trees: We also have a nice selection of Ornamental Trees, with many of our trees being on the "Great Plant Picks" list for the Pacific Northwest.
Delivery & Planting: We usually deliver & plant our trees for Customers. Click here for more information.
Free Estimates: We will help you determine which trees are right for your project, and provide you with free, no-obligation estimates. This is often accomplished by e-mail and phone, usually first using our online Free Estimate Request Form. Where necessary, we will send one of our experts out to review the project (no cost or obligation). More information
Location: We’re conveniently located just 15 minutes north of Woodinville. Here's a link to our "Directions" page.
Farm Visits: We are a working farm not a retail nursery so we don't keep regular retail hours; instead we set up appointments so that we can focus on your project. This is particularly important during our busy seasons. So please set-up an appointment instead of "just coming out". Here's a link to our "Farm Visit Appointment" form, or simply call or e-mail us: (425) 343-2650; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Covid-19 Precautions: Covid-19 caused us to make some changes in the way we do things. For a detailed break-down of these steps please see our "Covid-19 Precautions" webpage. These can change with the "ebb and flow" of the Covid virus and we respect any steps a person wants to take to protect themselves.
Payment: We don’t require any money “up front”—you only pay when the job is completed (unusual exceptions to this are large/special projects or lengthy “holds” on trees). Be careful of contractors asking for “up front” money; they might not come back!
Warranty & Support: When we plant your trees we include staking (if necessary), transplanting fertilizer, and an easy-to-use watering system that hooks into your garden hose. More information. We also give a one year Warranty on trees we plant, for no additional charge. More information We have a detailed “Care of Your Trees” section of our website, and provide ongoing support--we're available to answer your questions as your new trees grow. More information
Customer Service: We pride ourselves on our Customer Service—real people answering the phone. We have an "A+" rating with the Better Business Bureau (their highest rating), are an Angie's List Super Service Award winner, have excellent reviews on Yelp, Google, etc. and a 100% satisfaction rating with eBay.
Our Business: We’ve been in business since 1995 and have a dedicated, experienced staff, most of whom have been with us for many years. See: "About Us" for our history. We are a registered Washington State contractor (License Number: NURSEL*956J1). More information Be sure to hire a registered contractor -- to go to the Department of Labor & Industries website to check a contractor's registration, click here. As it says there: "Unregistered contractors carry no bond or insurance to protect consumers. Consumers can face serious issues if anything goes wrong on a job." These liability risks are in addition to fraud, poor workmanship, worthless warranties, etc. We are fully bonded and insured, of course.
Customer Satisfaction: Most important of all is what our customers think of us:
"I am really pleased with your work. You saved me several thousand dollars, steered me away from trees that wouldn't work, provided healthy and beautiful trees, did a great job planting them, and did everything on time and on schedule. You can quote me." Jo, Vashon Island
"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
"For quality vs. value, your trees are the best landscape purchase I’ve ever made." Jeff, Seattle
"Michael, I just wanted to pass along a note to tell you how thrilled I am with the trees. The effect they have brought to our new courtyard in the front of our home here in Seattle has exceeded my expectations!" Chip Hanauer, Hydroplane Driver--Click Here to see his project.
"I work in customer service so I know good service when I experience it and you have my top rating. I would definitely recommend you to anyone who needs new landscaping. Thanks again.” Carol, Camano Island
"The [new] trees were a great privacy feature when we sold the last house! We now have a much larger space we want to talk with you about . . " 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
Many More Testimonials (click here)
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20 minutes from I-405/Bothell-Woodinville
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Serving Washington State Since 1995
13510 Old Snohomish-Monroe Road
Snohomish, WA 98290
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