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Prostrate Japanese Plum Yew Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Prostrata'

Description

Southern gardeners for years have dreamed of growing the common yew in their landscapes. Unfortunately, yews don’t like our hot, humid summertime weather. Here is a great alternative. If you are looking for an evergreen shrub with conifer-like foliage then look no further. The Japanese plum yew is the plant for you.

Plum yews make fine specimen plants and can also be used in groupings or in a mass planting or as a ground cover. They tolerate a wide range of soils and need very little maintenance. Locate in shade or partial shade, although well-established plants will grow successfully in full sun. The only complaint that one will hear about Japanese Plum Yews is their slow growth rate.

‘Prostrata’ is a low-growing plum yew that reaches 2 to 3 feet tall and 3 feet in width. Many plant experts agree that the landscape potential for plum yews in the Southeast has not been tapped. Best of all, Japanese plum yews are deer resistant.

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Prostrata'
Tags:
#evergreen#specimen#low maintenance#show stopper#mass planting
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Prostrata'
Tags:
#evergreen#specimen#low maintenance#show stopper#mass planting
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cephalotaxus
    Species:
    harringtonia
    Family:
    Taxaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Deer resistant
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Glossy, dark green leaves, new growth in spring is pale lime green; 0.7-1.7 in. distichously arranged needles that resemble a conifer
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought