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A sickly looking Yew.

It is about 20 yrs old and a really dark green, but I noticed that there is a bronze tinge to many of the stems and it isnt confined to any particular area. Is it likely to be due to the very cold weather we have had? This area of the garden has one of the honey fungus species that is the slow clearer upper rather than rampant death.

any suggestions greatfully received. It will need a really good prune anyway.



It's probably canker SBG, Google it for pictures, possibly the cold and we tweather has caused the fungus or bacteria to be active.

15 Feb, 2010


I was recommended yew as hedging in an area of the garden which had honey fungus by the RHS. While not totally resistant, it is pretty resilient

15 Feb, 2010


I had also been told that yew was resistant to HF. I will have a closer look tomorrow for canker dr bob. provided it stops sleeting.

15 Feb, 2010


Sometimes Yew does turn coppery in very cold weather but returns to green when it warms up. I wonder if it is just that?

16 Feb, 2010


thats all the reassurance i need then. thanks fractal.

16 Feb, 2010

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