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Cephalotaxus harringtonia

Description

Cephalotaxus harringtonia is the best Taxus for the south. This plant prefers moist, well-drained soil but tolerates dry, sandy, or clay soil. Its texture is medium to fine, and this plant is normally wider than tall.

 

Wildlife Value: This plant is particularly resistant to damage by deer.

 

Cultivars:
  • 'Fastigiata'
Tags:
#evergreen#partial shade#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#shrub#shade tolerant#clay soil#dry soil#sandy soil#cpp#deer damage#needled evergreen#deer resistant
Cultivars:
  • 'Fastigiata'
Tags:
#evergreen#partial shade#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#shrub#shade tolerant#clay soil#dry soil#sandy soil#cpp#deer damage#needled evergreen#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cephalotaxus
    Species:
    harringtonia
    Family:
    Taxaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant is particularly resistant to damage by deer.
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    particularly resistant to deer damage, drought and heat tolerant; tolerates dry, sandy, or clay soil.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 14 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Spreading
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    olive-like fruit on female plants
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    Non-showy flowers enclosed in a bract on male plants
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Linear, spirally arranged sharply tapered leaves; 1-2 in. long; lustrous dark green or light green; holds color well in winter unless exposed to full sun and wind. The leaves look like needles.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Light Brown
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Heat