Can you transplant a yew bush?


Danny Pratt   |   Member since 2012  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

If your property contains a yew tree in an inconvenient place, it may be possible to dig the tree up and move it, so long as it is a young tree. Older trees, however, establish very deep tap roots and are difficult to transplant. Consult a professional if your yew is established.

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Lily Rixon   |   Member since 2014  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Moreover, do yews have deep roots?

Yews (Taxus spp.) are among the most commonly planted evergreen shrubs and trees. While the root systems of different yews vary, many have deep, widespread roots that become dense and more difficult to cut as the shrub grows.

can I move a laurel bush? Transplanting in Early Spring Although it's an evergreen and doesn't become fully dormant, the English laurel slows its growth during cool winter weather and becomes semi-dormant during these months. It's best to move the plant in early spring, once soil temperature is above 40 degrees Fahrenheit.


Stephanie Casey   |   Member since 2010  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Thereof, how do you transplant a bush without killing it?

How to Move Your Garden Without Killing Your Plants

  1. If you are able, choose the season you move.
  2. Mark where everything is going to go first.
  3. Pot, bucket or burlap: get the transportation ready.
  4. Use a special watering schedule for soon to be in-transit plants.
  5. Trim excess stems.
  6. Dig up using the drip line.
  7. Re-plant (the right way).
  8. Reduce stress on the plants.

Ron Owen   |   Member since 2012  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

How far can you cut back a yew?

In this situation, you may as well prune the yew back to a couple of inches below the ideal height at which you would like to maintain the plant. The remaining bare branches should sprout some new growth, providing that the yew was in good health. Even then, some of the branches will die back.


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Jayden Vinton   |   Member since 2020  |  ✔ Verified

Can you move established shrubs?

Established trees and shrubs should be only moved if necessary as even with the best care the tree or shrub may fail to thrive or even die.


Oliver Thomas   |   Member since 2015  |  ✔ Verified

Is it bad luck to cut down a yew tree?

Re: YEW Trees Apparently it's very unlucky to cut them down but I reckon it's ok to prune them. The biggest problem with it is that it sheds leaves, berries and seeds at intervals throughout the year and it's a right pain sweeping them up all the time.


Karla Ellis   |   Member since 2009  |  ✔ Verified

How do you cut a yew hedge?

As soon as the shoots are the length of a finger, cut them back by between a third and a half. Do the same after each new growth of the existing shoots; once the new sprouts reach finger length, trim them by the same amount again. A reduction in the height of the yew hedge also means a change in width!


Nick Eyres   |   Member since 2006  |  ✔ Verified

Is it OK to move plants in summer?

Summer is never the best time to move or transplant garden plants. The sun is too intense and the heat can be relentless. However, sometimes you have no choice but to move your plants during the hot months. With a bit of extra care, you can successfully transplant garden plants at any time of the year.


Eduardo Uddin   |   Member since 2009  |  ✔ Verified

Can you cut a yew tree down?

It is of paramount importance that no Taxus baccata yew should be cut down or removed from a churchyard, even when it appears 'dead'. No yew tree can be considered dead. The remains of old trunks should be cared for and protected; they can be several thousand years old and may still come to life again years from now.


Adalind Latham   |   Member since 2016  |  ✔ Verified

How do you get rid of large bushes?

Method 2 Digging out Bushes by HandPut on gloves and long-sleeved clothing. Trim away smaller branches with hedge clippers. Saw thicker branches close to the trunk. Cut the stump close to the ground with a saw. Dig a trench around the bush to expose its roots. Sever the roots with a saw or loppers.


Carrie Faulkner   |   Member since 2005  |  ✔ Verified

How deep are the roots of a yew bush?

Three feet deep is best. Feel around the trunk of the yew and with the pruning saw sever all roots, large and small. Yews are notorious for growing back if you leave even one root intact.


Samantha Richards   |   Member since 2007  |  ✔ Verified

Can you move a mature yew hedge?

If your property contains a yew tree in an inconvenient place, it may be possible to dig the tree up and move it, so long as it is a young tree. Older trees, however, establish very deep tap roots and are difficult to transplant. Consult a professional if your yew is established.


Gil Tindall   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

Can you uproot a tree and replant it?

Trees spread their roots deep and wide, and uprooting breaks a number of these roots. Not all uprooted trees can be saved, but in some cases you may successfully revive the tree by replanting it. Even those successfully replanted trees can suffer transplant shock, however, so post-replanting care is very important.


Analise Pickard   |   Member since 2006  |  ✔ Verified

Why are my yew bushes dying?

Yews are notorious for quickly yellowing and dying in wet or water-logged soil. Even a brief period of water-logged soil can result in root rot and plant death. Dieback has been associated with yews growing in very acid soils (pH 4.7-5.4) or very alkaline soils (pH over 7.5).


Sienna Weston   |   Member since 2009  |  ✔ Verified

Will yews grow back?

A yew (Taxus spp.) is a most forgiving shrub. The evergreen can be cut all the way to within 6 inches of the ground and come back strong. Unlike most evergreens, a yew takes well to even harsh pruning because of its ability to regenerate new buds from old wood.


Marla Thatcher   |   Member since 2010  |  ✔ Verified

How do you prevent transplant shock in trees?

Here's how to help solve that:Hydrate roots with at least one inch of water each week. Add a two-to-four-inch deep layer of mulch from the tree's base to its outermost leaves. Then, pull the mulch a few inches away from the trunk. You want to avoid volcano mulching. More on that here.


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