Cephalotaxus fortunei /Chinese Plum Yew

Cephalotaxus fortunei   / Cephalotaxus fortunei
Close-up of the glossy conifer foliage
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Close-up of the glossy conifer foliage

Typical of its broad spreading form

Excellent low growing spreading evergreen shrub

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Scientific Name: Cephalotaxus fortunei
Common Name: Chinese Plum Yew
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Purple
Light Exposure: Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: It generally does not grow much over 10 feet tall, but may spread for 15 feet. Grows well in polluted environments. Can tolerate some shade, especially during the afternoon hours. Grows best in a well drained soil. It is reported that deer do not eat the foliage of this evergreen.