Yellowing yew shrubs - Knowledgebase Question

Zionsville, In
Question by kat4tex
March 29, 2010
My yews shrubs are turning yellow. They are located against the house facing south east. Is there a treatment to get them healthy again?

Answer from NGA
March 29, 2010


It is natural for all evergreens to lose inside foliage each year. At this time of year, yew needles that grew 3 to 5 years ago will suddenly yellow and remain on the bush for several weeks before dropping to the ground. If it's the new growth rather than the old growth that is turning yellow, there may be a problem with overly wet soils or a need for nitrogen fertilizer. Hope this helps you determine just what might be going on with your yews.

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