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Yews, junipers, and arborvitae go into a semi-dormant phase in mid summer. Once the new spring growth has hardened off, turned the same dark green as the rest of the plant, you can do some pruning. This is the perfect time to clip back wayward branches and overgrown shoots by two thirds.
Prune them back to an adjoining branch or above a healthy bud to maintain the plant's natural appearance. Feb 22, Late winter or early spring is the best time to prune yews for size reduction. Do it before you see a burst of new growth.
Fit in another trimming in early to midsummer to spiff them up for the. Yews unlike many other evergreens will tolerate severe pruning. But brace yourself, it can take one or two seasons for the new needles to develop and cover the old wood. Wait until early spring, before growth begins. The pruning wounds will close more readily as the plants begin to grow in spring. Jul 22, The Garden Continuum demonstrates how to prune a yew through selective pruning.
For more How to videos checkout our blog: stumpchopping.bar Prune evergreen shrubs, such as juniper and yew, in late March or early April before new growth begins.
However, you should do serious pruning in late March or early April when the branches will be able to grow back healthily.
Light pruning may also be done in mid-summer. Avoid pruning evergreen shrubs in the fall. Fall pruned evergreens are more susceptible to winter injury. Apr 24, The safest time of year to trim yews is during dormancy in late winter or early spring before the growing season begins. You can also perform a light trim in late summer after the growing season has ended.
Trimming at the wrong time of year can lead to unwanted growth. You can prune healthy yews (Taxus spp.) back quite severely with no problem. You can easily reduce their size by one-half to three-quarters.
Such severe pruning is best done in early spring so they have spring and summer to recover. They will respond by throwing up a lot of new growth. Be sure to use hand pruners, limb loppers and pruning saws rather than hedge shears to reduce their stumpchopping.barted Reading Time: 3 mins.
Jul 23, Learn how to prune Yews (Taxus) from renowned pruning guru Cass Turnbull, founder of PlantAmnesty. PlantAmnesty's mission is to end the senseless torture an.