Japanese Plum Yew, Harrington Plum Yew, Cow-Tail Pine
Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Duke Gardens'

Family: Cephalotaxaceae
Genus: Cephalotaxus (sef-uh-loh-TAKS-us) (Info)
Species: harringtonia (har-ring-TOH-nee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Duke Gardens

Category:

Trees

Conifers

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brownsboro, Alabama

Califon, New Jersey

Raleigh, North Carolina

Inman, South Carolina

Sumter, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 17, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Duke Gardens' PLUM-YEW EG (z6) (Bon)
"All the characteristics of a gracefully spreading yew"(Dirr),this fine wide-spreading (to 2-3'x 3-4') EG selected at Duke Gardens NC is an excellent choice for a shade-tolerant evrgrn. Sun-PSh/Med