Plum yew

Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Korean Gold'

Photo/Illustration: 
Bill Johnson
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Plum yew (Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Korean Gold')
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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.

Overview

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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