Taxus baccata - Yew
Native to the UK, Yew is a dense evergreen conifer with small green needle.
Used for hundreds of years in the UK to create hedging. The bright green spring growth matures to a dark green for a classical look. It can be easily shaped and makes an excellent screen for privacy.
It is often perceived to be a slow growing species but it is actually quite fast growing in its juvenile stage.
The normal spacing for hedge planting is around 3 plants per linear metre.