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Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Korean Gold'

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This slow-growing dwarf conifer has a wide, rounded crown and narrowly furrowed, partially peeling bark. Three-inch-long needles emerge tipped in gold before aging to green in winter.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsPerfect for tight spaces. Reaches half its mature size in 15 years. May be hardy in Zone 5 if protected from wind.

CareGrow in moist, well-drained soil.

PropagationRoot greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings cuttings of terminal shoots in summer or autumn. Cuttings from sideshoots seldom develop normally.


  • Genus : Cephalotaxus
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Growth Rate : Slow
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