Winter damage to yews... need advice.

Discussion in 'Woody Plants' started by adaminiowa, May 14, 2009.

  1. adaminiowa

    adaminiowa Member

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    Ames, Iowa
    I'm new to the plant kingdom and I need some help. I recently started as a groundskeeper at a retirement home and I'm soaking up all the information I can. Your advice would be greatly appreciated. Here's the deal. Iowa had a bitter cold winter this year and it seems to of done some damage to our yews. About 3/4 of the bushes on our property look burnt out, bare and brown. About 3/4 of the plant itself looks this way. Some people have said to fertilize it and see what happens. Post a response if you can help. Thanks. ~Adam
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Britain zone 8/9
    Skip the fertiliser, it won't do any good.

    Keep an eye on them to see what regrowth you get, then in a couple of months from now, prune off all the dead foliage just above the highest new green growth.

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