Taxus Diseases

Informational table showing disease name, symptoms, pathogen/cause, and management of Taxus diseases.
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Updated: August 8, 2017

Taxus Diseases
DiseaseSymptomsPathogen/CauseManagement
Bleeding cankerSap oozes from the lower trunk near the soil line. Needles yellow and fall as branches die back.PhytophthoraRemove the infected plant and do not replace it with a Taxus or other Phytophthora-susceptible plant.
DiebackNeedles on branches yellow as the branch dies.Excessive soil moisture.Do not plant Taxus in poorly drained locations, especially in areas of heavy clay.
EdemaBumps of scab-like tissue form on the underside of needles.Excessive soil moisture.See dieback above.


Bleeding canker.