Genus: Plum yew

Cephalotaxus

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Michelle Gervais
Plum yew (Cephalotaxus)
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Cephalotaxaceae
The genus Cephalotaxus includes evergreen, coniferous shrubs and small trees grown for foliage that resembles yews. Female plants also have small, plum-like fruit when planted near a male pollinator. Plum yews are especially useful because they grow in shade. Plant as hedging, in foundation plantings, or as specimens.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Evergreen. Grows well in shade. Some are distasteful to deer.                      
Care:  Choose a sheltered site with fertile, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. They can take full sun in cool, damp areas.
Propagation: 

Start seeds in a cold frame in fall or spring (after stratifying them). Or, take greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings of terminal shoots in summer or fall.

Problems: 

Infrequent.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Cephalotaxus

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Plum yew
Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Korean Gold'
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Plum yew
Cephalotaxus harringtonii 'Prostrata'