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‘Prostrata’ plum yew

Cephalotaxus harringtonii ‘Prostrata’

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This slow-growing dwarf conifer has a wide, rounded crown and narrowly furrowed, partially peeling bark. Needles, 1 to 1½ inches long, are arranged on V-shaped ranks on each shoot.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsPerfect for tight spaces. Reaches half its mature size in 15 years. Spreading and low-growing cultivar.

CareMay be hardy in Zone 5 if protected from wind. Grow in moist, well-drained soil.

PropagationRoot green-wood or semi-ripe cuttings of terminal shoots in summer or autumn. Cuttings from side shoots seldom develop normally.


  • Genus : Cephalotaxus
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Flower Color : Green
  • Characteristics : Interesting Bark
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Growth Rate : Slow

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