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Cephalotaxus harringtonii 'Prostrata' (Plum yew)

Cephalotaxus harringtonii 'Prostrata' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Cephalotaxus harringtonii 'Prostrata' sef-ah-lo-TAKS-us hair-ring-TOE-nee-ah Common Name: Plum yew Genus: Cephalotaxus
This slow-growing dwarf conifer has a wide, rounded crown and narrowly furrowed, partially peeling bark. Needles, 1 to 1.5 inches long, are arranged on V-shaped ranks on each shoot.
Noteworthy characteristics: Perfect for tight spaces. Reaches half its mature size in 15 years. Spreading and low-growing cultivar.
Care: May be hardy in Zone 5 if protected from wind. Grow in moist, well-drained soil.
Propagation: Root greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings cuttings of terminal shoots in summer or autumn. Cuttings from side shoots seldom develop normally.
Problems: Infrequent.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit Spreads
Growth Pace Slow Grower
Light Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Interesting Bark
Foliage Color Evergreen
Uses Beds and Borders, Hedge
Style Woodland Garden
Type Shrubs

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