The yew ball is an evergreen plant. It likes to be in the sun. It thrives there best, but is also fine with shade or partial shade. You can easily keep the yew in the round shape.
The yew ball is hardy and very strong. It has little trouble with diseases. It grows slowly and you can prune it well. With proper care, you can enjoy it for a long time.
The yew is cultivated in Europe and Asia.
Why choose a yew ball?
- The yew ball has a beautiful appearance due to its leaves and shape.
- It has evergreen leaves.
- The plant requires little maintenance. Prune it twice a year.
- You can easily keep its shape by pruning.
- The yew does not grow in the hottest months of the year.
- The plant has a long life.
When is the best time to plant a yew?
It is best to plant the yew ball in winter, between the end of September and the beginning of April. Of course not when it is freezing and not even if you expect it to freeze immediately after you plant it.
How do you plant a yew plant?
- Clear the soil of weeds.
- Dig a hole about twice the size and width of the root ball and slightly deeper than the root ball height. It is important that you loosen the soil about 6 cm deeper.
- Test the soil's pH level with a test kit. Yew plants thrive in slightly alkaline, neutral or slightly acidic soil.
- Fill the hole with four inches of organic compost, fertilizer, coarse sand and leaves and mix this into the loose soil.
- Remove the plant from the container and loosen the roots a little on the sides so that they can easily work their way into the soil.
- Place the yew ball in the hole and make sure that the root ball remains even with the soil level.
- Fill with soil and carefully press it down.
- Water the soil around the plant until the roots are evenly moist. Repeat this once a week. Once the yew has rooted well, only water when it is very hot.
Give the young yew ball enough water, but not too much.
Provide a well-drained soil.
The yew ball grows about 15 to 20 cm annually.
Advice & Care
- Water the plant enough, but not too much.
- Prune the plant in early summer.
- Avoid pruning under the green needles.
- Do not prune in full sun as this can burn the needles.
- Remove diseased or dead branches immediately.
- Add compost in the spring.
Known disorders of the yew
The yew is a very strong and healthy plant. Still, it sometimes has some issues.
Honey fungus - you can see a honey-colored mushroom near the base of the plant? First remove the mushroom with roots and then the dead yew including the roots.
Dead, low branches - if the yew is not properly pruned, the lower branches may die. Prevent this by pruning the top narrower, so that the bottom gets more light.
Wet Soils - The yew plants hate wet "feet." Even if it is only very short. Make sure that it does not end up in soil that is not too wet.
Advantages and disadvantages of the yew plant
- The yew ball is a beautiful plant.
- It is easy to maintain.
- The plant can withstand pruning, even rigorous.
- The yew survives in almost all soils, as long as they are well drained.
- A yew ball has a very long life.
- The plant can withstand cold winters.
- The yew ball is highly toxic to humans and animals.
- The plant grows slowly. Patience is a virtue.
Are you looking for a strong, hardy and evergreen plant? One that is undemanding in terms of location, soil type and maintenance? And do you prefer a round shape? Then the yew ball is the ideal plant for your garden.
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