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Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Prostrata'

Creeping Japanese Plum Yew, Spreading Plum Yew

$0.00 | 3 G | 420 Avail. | $32.45

3 G Weight: 45.0 lb

$0.00 | 7 G | 1 Avail. | $70.00

7 G Weight: 85.0 lb

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Creeping Japanese Plum Yew is a slow-growing evergreen conifer shrub with a spreading habit.  It’s long needle-like foliage emerges lime green in spring and matures to a dark green it holds through winter.  If the edible fruits are desired, both a female plant and male pollinator are required.  Prefers partial sun and rich well-drained soils.  Drought tolerant once established.  


Shrub, Conifer


2' - 3'


3' - 4'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 9


Part SunFull Shade

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 


MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance. Water regularly, but allow the soil to dry slightly between watering.  It can be damaged in full sun and cannot tolerate acidic soils.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife Gardens, Hedges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Fern, Magnolia, Japanese Forest Grass

IMAGES: Michael RiveraCoastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Spreading Plum-yew Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Prostrata'CC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Ruff tuff cream puffCephalotaxus harringtonia prostrataCC0 1.0, (3) Photos by NC Extension Gardener, (1) Form, Jim Robbins, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0, (2) Leaves, Jim Robbins, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0, (4) Photo by David J. Stang, Cephalotaxus harringtonia Prostrata 2zzCC BY-SA 4.0 

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown

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