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Cephalotaxus harringtonia/Harrington Plum-Yew

Cephalotaxus harringtonia / Cephalotaxus harringtonia
Broad spreading form
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Broad spreading form

Spreading form, slow growing

Mature plant about 30" tall

New growth in spring

A mature specimen spreads three to four times its height

Close-up of foliage

Plum yew cascading over the edge of a retaining wall

Used again cascading over a retaining wall

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Scientific Name: Cephalotaxus harringtonia
Common Name: Harrington Plum-Yew
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: Stays low and compact for many years. Plants are dioecious. Once established, a relatively tough, dependable shrub with no major insect and disease pests reported. Tolerates dry spells during the summer. Fertilize with a complete, all-purpose fertilizer in early spring.