Yew Care Guide - Caring for Yew Tree Topiary
How to Care for Yew Topiary
|Common name||Common or English Yew|
|Latin name||Taxus Baccata.|
|Description||Evergreen trees or shrubs of rounded habit, with narrow and dense, leathery linear leaves and, on female plants, conspicuous fleshy red arils surrounding the solitary seeds.|
|Height / Spread||Ultimate height: 15m.
Ultimate spread: 12m.
Time to ultimate height: 20-50 years.
|Pruning||No regular pruning necessary, but can be trimmed and shaped in early summer as the new growth fades from bright green to dark green. Yew's often second flush of growth in mid-season. To keep their neat appearance, they can also be pruned again in mid-to late August.|
|Pests||May be attacked by tortrix moth, vine weevil, gall mites and scale insects.|
|Diseases||May be subject to phytophthora root diseases.|
|Toxicity||Most parts, especially the seeds, are highly toxic by ingestion.|
|Soil||Acid, alkaline or neutral. Well-drained. Chalk, light clay, loam or sand.|
|Aspect||All aspects. Sun, shade or partial shade. Well drained soil. Exposed or sheltered.|
|Evergreen / Deciduous||Evergreen.|
|Suggested uses||Hedging / screens or low maintenance.|