Yew Bonsai Trees

These traditional garden trees have only recently caught the imagination of bonsai enthusiasts. They are suitable for most styles, but particularly for bonsai where there is lots of driftwood. They can be created from the superfluous branches. Yew has lovely, dark green foliage, and new shoots grow easily from old wood. Ready trained plants can be found in most bonsai nurseries, and nursery material is easy to train into bonsai.

Common yew are native to Europe, east into Iran and north Africa, while Japanese yew are native in north-east China and Japan. Both species are hardy in temperate areas, but in areas that experience prolonged temperatures below -5°C (23°F) move plants to a frost free greenhouse or shed. 
Yew Bonsai