This mature and established Pom Pom Yew (Taxus Baccata) is a work of art. A living sculpture that has taken many years (approx. 10 years) to establish and shape into its current, striking Japanese style form. These Taxus Baccata Pompons are what is known as Niwaki trees. In Japan, Niwaki is the art of nurturing a garden tree or shrub to grow in a certain way or to conform to a certain shape in order to best showcase the natural features of the plant. The majestic Taxus Baccata (Yew) has many characteristics which make it suited to this kind of Japanese topiary. It is slow growing, evergreen with handsome foliage, hardy and reacts very well to clipping and trimming.
Our Niwaki Pom Pom Yew Trees, while mature plants, are small in size - we refer to this as garden bonsai size. Now standing at circa 1.75 metres high, all the hard work has been done for you. To maintain and keep this wonderful living sculpture healthy and happy, with the minimal of maintenance, then simply plant directly into the ground. The soil needs to be well-draining and fertile. If you live with heavy clay, make sure to add lots of organic compost to the soil you dig out and back fill with this mixture. It is always a good idea with heavy soils to mulch once a year in order improve the soil naturally with the help of worms.
These garden bonsai Pom Pom style topiary trees planted in the garden, carefully positioned, will lend a stylish accent or focal point wherever you plant them, even in those awkward spots. Whatever style of garden you have (it does not have to be Japanese), the addition of a living sculpture or Niwaki Garden Bonsai Tree will enhance your planting and create interesting structure.