Cephalotaxus harringtonii 'Prostrata'

The genus Cephalotaxus includes evergreen, coniferous shrubs and small trees grown for foliage resembling that of yews. Female plants also have small, plumlike 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 CharacteristicsEvergreen; grows well in shade; some are distasteful to deer. 

CareChoose a sheltered site with fertile, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. They can take full sun in cool, damp areas.

PropagationStart 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.


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