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 A To Z Entry For Bonsai Yew - common (Taxus baccata) (Tree Type (Outdoors))


Yew - common (Taxus baccata)

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

  
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bonsai_yew_01.jpg image 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.





Bonsai Videos for Yew - common (Taxus baccata) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Video 1 for Yew - common (Taxus baccata) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Graham Potter of Kaizen Bonsai - Yew video.

Video 2 for Yew - common (Taxus baccata) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Bonsai Tree Styling - A Yew Saved From The Log Pile

Video 3 for Yew - common (Taxus baccata) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

The Yew tree in the UK.

Thanks to - Dan Barton for use of the image


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