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Existing Bonsai A To Z Entry for Yew - Japanese (Taxus cuspidata)

Yew - Japanese (Taxus cuspidata)

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Yew - Japanese (Taxus cuspidata) - Bonsai Tree Type (Outdoors) Bonsai Care

Slow growing evergreen conifer with grey-brown bark with russet underlay. Bears dark green, needle-like leaves (lanceolate (leaf)) with paler undersides than the common yew, with small pink (as opposed to green) flowers in spring and deep-pink berries. All foliage is poisonous except for the fleshy berry surrounding the seed. Nana is a dwarf form well suited to small bonsai styles.

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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