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What’s Wrong with My Taxus (ID-52)

Taxus (yew) is an evergreen shrub commonly found in Kentucky landscapes. Numerous conditions can cause these shrubs to exhibit yellowing and browning symptoms. Taxus troubles can be the result of diseases, insects, or adverse growing conditions. Pinpointing the specific cause requires a thorough examination of the affected shrub, an investigation of the surrounding area, and knowledge of possible stress factors.

featured-pub-id-52-fig-1This fact sheet provides questions, along with supplementary information, to assist homeowners and consultants in determining the possible cause(s) of Taxus decline.

What’s Wrong with My Taxus (ID-52) is available online.

For additional publications on plant diseases, visit the UK Plant Pathology Extension Publications webpage.


By Nicole Ward Gauthier, Extension Plant Pathologist



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