Japanese Plum Yew

Cephalotaxus harringtonia

Upright variety: Wide-ranging adaptability makes this evergreen shrub a real problem solver in most landscapes. Dense, finely textured foliage creates a superb accent, natural hedge or privacy screen. Thrives in sun to shade, and tolerant of heat and drought. Deer resistant.

Spreading variety: An attractive and versatile, problem-solving evergreen shrub with long, dark green needles that make it very useful for foundation or mass plantings. Tolerant of shade, heat, and drought. Excellent for filling under tree canopies and areas shaded by tall buildings. Works well as a low hedge plant.

  • Water Needs: Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • Bloom Season: N/A
  • Height:
    • Upright: 2 - 3'
    • Spreading:8 - 10'
  • Growth Habit:Spreading or Upright
  • USDA Zone: 6-9

Photos courtesy of Monrovia.