Cephalotaxus harringtonia (is a tall fully hardy perennial evergreen tree with a flowering period in mid Spring. It grows well in any light situation., and prefers medium levels of water. , )
Cephalotaxus harringtonia grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5 (extremely acidic ranges from 0 to 5.1) to 8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to clay loam, loam, loamy sand, peat, sandy clay, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils.
This is a tree has a slow rate of growth has an ultimate height of 10m / 32.8ft and spread of 6m / 19.7ft. It can take 46-50 years to reach its ultimate height.
It has green leaves.
The plant prefers a sheltered situation.
Basic hedge, low maintenance and screen.
Cephalotaxus harringtonia has brown bark with a flaky texture.
Fruit and seed
The fruit is green and purple. There is a fruit/seed abundance beginning in Summer and ending in Autumn.
Progagation and germination
Propagation techniques include cuttings and seed. The seed can be germinated by cold stratification / cold moist prechilling.
Japan.-22°C / -7.6F to 46-50 years 10m / 32.8ft 6m / 19.7ft
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|Specific epithet ?||harringtonia|
|Japanese Plum Yew (Ireland), Cowtail Pine (Ireland)|
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