Pruning Japanese Yews

Anonymous added on April 16, 2017 | Answered

What time of year is it best to prune Japanese Yews. Ours are out of control and I'd like to knock them back to a manageable size. I don't want to damage them.

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 17, 2017

Year round trimming of dead or diseased branches.
Shaping the shrub should began in early summer after the new spring growth is in and it has turned dark green.
You can repeat the prune in mid August.

To maintain the height you can trim the tips anytime of year.

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Yews

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.