The new growth should stop by about mid-July, which is.
You can prune healthy yews (Taxus spp.) back quite severely with no problem. You can easily reduce their size by one-half to three-quarters. Such severe pruning is best done in early spring so they have spring and summer to recover.
They will respond by throwing up a lot of new bushdig.barted Reading Time: 3 mins.
Severely cutback Taxus in a home landscape.
Feb 22, Maintenance Pruning Yews are one of the easiest evergreens to prune and reliably sprout on bare wood, so if you cut your yews back severely or shear them into a. A yew (Taxus spp.) is a most forgiving shrub.
The evergreen can be cut all the way to within 6 inches of the ground and come back strong. Unlike most evergreens, a yew takes well to even harsh.