Japanese Yews dying

qumumJune 21, 2007

I've had Japanese Yews as a hedge in front of the house for 25 to 30 years. They have always been beautiful. This past month they have started to die along the front and across the top. Needles just turning brown and branch breaks off easily as when dead. what could be causing this?

Donna

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george_in_the_uk(UK)

Hi,
Has anyone been spraying near you.
George.

Here is a link that might be useful: George's Japanese Garden

    Bookmark   June 24, 2007 at 9:31AM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Yews require excellent drainage, are prone to root rot. Maybe there has been a change in soil conditions on the site. This could include a water mold arriving that was not present earlier.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2007 at 2:41PM
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inkognito

You see, this is something I don't understand; here we have a fairly defined section of the garden web where we can do the thing on Japanese Gardens which is not so broad as to include anything with 'Japanese' in its title is it?

    Bookmark   June 29, 2007 at 6:44PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Or, you could be glad someone posted on this nearly dead forum, keeping it limping along until a possible future return to comparative business.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2007 at 8:07PM
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inkognito

Depends Ron: 'nearly dying forum' or 'dying yew' perhaps it is all foreign anyway. Describe a Japanese Garden and include a relevant reference to a dying yew, I challenge you.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2007 at 8:48PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

It does say "This forum is for the discussion of all aspects of designing, creating and maintaining Japanese gardens--including plant choices, design elements and historical information."

Maybe qumum's place is done as a Japanese garden or in that style. We don't know. And somebody who did have a Japanese garden with yews demonstrating the same problem might be quite interested in reading about it here. I see no huge lack of appropriateness.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2007 at 11:02PM
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