Yew shrubs dying???
I apologize if I am posting this on the wrong forum.
I planted spreading yew shrubs (densiformis) in front of my porch. When I got them from the nursery they looked a little stressed but to me they were still OK to be purchased and transplanted. They were burlapped. I want to turn these into a hedge as they grow. I planted at the end of September 2006. When I planted I prepared the soil well by adding compost and general purpose fertilizer. IÂve water them religiously.
I am looking at them now (Dec 2006) and noticed the leaves to be yellow. They are suppose to be dark green. I am not sure if they are so stressed that theyÂll survive the winter and come out with new healthy grow in the spring.
I want to know what can I do to get them back to vigorous grow. (If there is anything I could do)
Do they take time to bounce back?
Should a shear the old grow to promote new grow? If so, when can I do this, now or at the beginning of Spring?
I followed fertilizer recommendation and believe I added an appropriate amount, but I also heard that if the plants are stressed this might aggravate them more.
Below are some pics:
I will greatly appreciate suggestions. It will hurt if I do not see new green grow in spring 2007. This will require pulling them out and purchasing new ones.
Thanks in advance for your time.