Updated: May 5,
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Remember that the planting season for bare root yew hedge plants is from November to March.
Yew is a tree that loves pruning and can even be shaped to whim as topiary. If not pruned, your common yew can grow over 65 feet (20 meters) tall for the tallest species. For yew hedges, select the pruning height you are comfortable with as well as the thickness.
Pruning the yew is best at the end of summer or at the beginning of bushnotch.clubted Reading Time: 3 mins. May 26, Use pruning shears to maintain the shape of the yew.
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To maintain a perfectly shaped yew, snip off new growth that extends past the desired shape using hand pruners or pruning shears. You can clip them off to be level with the rest of the plant, or you can choose to create air pockets by removing the entire section of the branch, clipping it 95%(42).