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Cephalotaxus harringtonia

Common Name(s):
Japanese plum yew, Spreading plum yew
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought and heat tolerant; best Taxus for the south.

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

Height:
5-10 ft.
Foliage:
Linear, spirally arranged, sharply tapered leaves; 1-2 in. long; lustrous dark green; holds color well in winter unless exposed to full sun and wind
Flower:
Non-showy flowers enclosed in a bract on male plants; olive-like fruit on female plants
Zones:
6-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Partial shade to shade; prefers moist, well-drained soil but tolerates dry, sandy, or clay soil
Texture:
Medium to fine
Form:
Spreading, rounded form; normally wider than tall
Width:
5-14 ft.
Tags:
ccp, heat tolerant, drought resistant, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1470

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