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Bonsai Care For Yew - common (Taxus baccata) (Tree Type (Outdoors))



Yew - common (Taxus baccata)

Yew - common (Taxus baccata) - (Tree Type (Outdoors))

  
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Yew - common (Taxus baccata) Bonsai Tree Type (Outdoors) YEW - COMMON (TAXUS BACCATA) -

Slow growing with grey-brown BARK with russet underlay. Bears dark green, NEEDLE-like LEAVES, with small green FLOWERS in spring and red berries. All foliage is poisonous.

STYLE : Suitable for most styles, except broom.

WARNING : Foliage is poisonous to animals and humans. Keep shaded and sheltered from wind all year.




Care Info

YEW - COMMON (TAXUS BACCATA) -

REPOT : Every 3-4 years depending on age, in mid to late spring.

SOIL : Free draining soil : 30:70 GRIT:organic. Use of larger than average particle sizes of organic matter to retain moisture.

PRUNE : Summer PRUNING.

PINCH : Pinch back NEEDLEs around new growth during growing season. Wait until after flowering if FRUITing is required.

WATER : Water well in growing season, sparingly in winter. Benefits from foliar spraying with water.

FEED : Two weekly BALANCED FEED during growing season, low nitrogen in autumn.

WARNING : Foliage is poisonous to animals and humans. Keep shaded and sheltered from wind all year.



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