Plum yew Cephalotaxus harringtonii 'Prostrata' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Plum yew (Cephalotaxus harringtonii 'Prostrata') sef-ah-lo-TAKS-us hair-ring-TOE-nee-ah 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. Overview 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 Characteristics Interesting Bark Flower Color Greenery Foliage Color Evergreen Uses Beds and Borders Style Woodland Garden Tolerance Drought Tolerant Type Shrubs Cephalotaxus harringtonii 'Prostrata'View the discussion thread.