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Hi, I have rescued a yew from a privet hedge and want to plant it in a shady courtyard corner against the wall of my house. I will be keeping it to about 6ft high by 3ft wide. Will the roots cause problems?

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  • Posted: Mon. 9th May 2011 17:42

Re: Planting a yew near the house

Reply from Kathy C

HI, Teresa,
Do you know if it is a dwarf cultivar or is it the straight species. If just Taxus baccata, I would hesitate to plant it any closer than 5m since it can get fairly large with maturity. Keeping it trimmed doesn't guarantee the roots will behave.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 9th May 2011 22:46

Re: Planting a yew near the house

Reply from Teresa Crowd

Hi Kathy

Thanks for the tip. One more decision made. It is not a dwarf so I will relocate it elsewhere less risky! Teresa

  • Posted: Tue. 10th May 2011 10:11