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Taxus Diseases

Informational table showing disease name, symptoms, pathogen/cause, and management of Taxus diseases.
Disease Symptoms Pathogen/Cause Management
Bleeding canker Sap oozes from the lower trunk near the soil line. Needles yellow and fall as branches die back. Phytophthora Remove the infected plant and do not replace it with a Taxus or other Phytophthora-susceptible plant.
Dieback Needles on branches yellow as the branch dies. Excessive soil moisture. Do not plant Taxus in poorly drained locations, especially in areas of heavy clay.
Edema Bumps of scab-like tissue form on the underside of needles. Excessive soil moisture. See dieback above.

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Bleeding canker.

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