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.

This fact sheet addresses common taxus issues in a question and answer format intended to assist homeowners and consultants in determining the possible cause(s) of their plant’s 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 Cheryl Kaiser, Plant Pathology Extension Support and Nicole Gauthier, Plant Pathology Extension Specialist

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