Yew root cutting

treebeard55

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Has anyone here had any success with a root cutting from a yew?

A few days ago I picked up a Taxus x media 'Dark Green Spreader' from our local Lowe's. As I was digging down to locate the nebari, I found an aerial root that had sprouted from a low branch, very close to the trunk.

That root couldn't work in my tentative design, so I removed it at the branch. But it had plenty of feeder roots at the lower end, so I potted it up, with most of the above-ground portion sticking out of the soil. That portion is almost as thick as a pencil, with normal yew bark.

I'm going to keep it moist and shaded, and see what happens.
 

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Cool....Be sure and post your results!
Right now I am also waiting to see if cuttings will take....Hormex 30 and 45 were used on 2 different branches that were removed...A few smaller branches I placed in water for about a week then added some humic acid and just planted them yesterday...Interesting to note on these they still had very green needles after being in the water all week.
Irene
 

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Has anyone here had any success with a root cutting from a yew?

A few days ago I picked up a Taxus x media 'Dark Green Spreader' from our local Lowe's. As I was digging down to locate the nebari, I found an aerial root that had sprouted from a low branch, very close to the trunk.

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That's a ground layered branch...no reason why it won't survive if there are enough roots with it. I'd keep it in mostly shade for the rest of the summer and watch the watering. Good luck,

Dave
 

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No, no foliage. I cut it off right where it joined the branch.

I'm hoping the fact that the out-of-the-soil portion has bark and is adapted to the air will increase the chance of a new bud popping. I'll just have to wait and see.
 

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No, no foliage. I cut it off right where it joined the branch.

I'm hoping the fact that the out-of-the-soil portion has bark and is adapted to the air will increase the chance of a new bud popping. I'll just have to wait and see.
I take back what I said earlier...sorry( I misread your first post). I don' think a yew root has any latent buds to pop. If at any time this "aerial root" had any foliage on it, you may get lucky, but if there is no foliage now, I wouldn't hold your breath.

Dave
 

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Dave, you may well be right. It was either pot it up or compost it, so I decided to see if anything will happen. With the feedback I'm getting, it should be a learning experience either way.
 
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