How to take yew cuttings

Tough, evergreen yew is easy to propagate, and cuttings are a great option if you want to boost your stock. Monty Don shows you how.

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In this short video clip from Gardeners’ World, Monty Don explains how to grow yew from cuttings. First he shows you which stems to select to produce vigorous new plants, then what compost mix to plant them in so they root quickly and don’t rot. He also demonstrates two different ways to prepare the cuttings to produce either an upright or a bushy plant.