problem with yew hedge

Harry Walsh asked 13 years ago

Some of my yew hedge plants have become bronzed. I was about to replace them but they have shown signs of green in the last month. Should i persist with them? It is a clay soil and they are planted in topsoil but underneath is a hard pan where the builders machinery used 3 yrs ago.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Yew hedging sometimes gets a set-back and later recovers. This is a good chance these will recover. A hard pan might cause winter water-logging and this can kill trees, but if the water table does not rise to the surface, they will be okay.