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Yew - common (Taxus baccata)

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

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

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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