Cephalotaxus harringtonia (Knight ex J.Forbes) K.Koch

Harrington’s Cephalotaxus, Plum Yew


Family: Cephalotaxaceae

Genus: Cephalotaxus

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: 5 to 10' tall, to 14' wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Part Shade, Shade

Description: 

Spreading, rounded form. Linear foliage, spirally arranged, tapered leaves to 2" long, dark green. Moist, well-drained soil preferred. Deer resistant.

Cultivars: 

Yewtopia® - dwarf to 4' tall and wide, heat tolerant and drought resistant.

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History: 

Native to China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India, Indo-China and Malaysia.

Introduced in 1829.

First published in Dendrologie 2(2): 102 in 1873.

Basionym Taxus harringtonia Knight ex J.Forbes.

Synonym Cephalotaxus drupacea Siebold & Zucc.

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