Cephalotaxus harringtonia "Fastigiata"

Plum yew

5 m. 16,4 f.
Family: Cephalotaxaceae

Genus: Cephalotaxus

Evergreen conifers that feature needle-like foliage that resembles that of the taxus, with a two-rowed or a spiral phyllotaxy.
The genus comprises about 10 species, originated from the humid areas of southeastern and eastern Asia.
They grow in part shade, in moist, drained, fertile, humus-rich soils.
Prune in early spring, with no restrictions in terms of pruning intensity.
Plant in rock gardens, arrangements and flowerpots.
Propagated by semi-woody cuttings in summer and autumn. Typical species propagate by seeds that germinate with difficulty after a long period of cold stratification.
Latin name: Cephalotaxus harringtonia "Fastigiata"
Big shrub with glaucous-green foliage and a vertically-branched crown. This cultivar was developed in Japan, in 1861. It is the most common cultivar of the genus. Wrap the branches with a rope to prevent them from breaking under snow loading, in cold climates with heavy winter snowfall.