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Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Korean Gold' (Plum yew)

Cephalotaxus harringtonii 'Korean Gold' Photo/Illustration: Bill Johnson


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Korean Gold' sef-ah-lo-TAKS-us hair-ring-TOE-nee-ah Common Name: Plum yew Synonyms: Cephalotaxus harringtonii 'Korean Gold' Genus: Cephalotaxus
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 characteristics: Perfect for tight spaces. Reaches half its mature size in 15 years. May be hardy in Zone 5 if protected from wind.
Care: Grow in moist, well-drained soil.
Propagation: Root greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings cuttings of terminal shoots in summer or autumn. Cuttings from sideshoots seldom develop normally.
Problems: Infrequent.
Height 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Pace Slow Grower
Light Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Characteristics Showy Foliage
Foliage Color Evergreen
Uses Hedge
Style Woodland Garden
Type Shrubs

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