Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Fastigiata'
columnar false yew, Japanese plum-yew
Key ID Features:
Leaves spirally arranged (species is 2-ranked), leathery, needle-like, flattened, very dark green, apex acuminate, broadly linear, most 3-5cm long x 3-4mm wide; species is dioecious - pollen cones globular, 2-3cm long x 1.5cm wide, on 2-4mm stalks beneath each pair of leaves, yellowish-brown, spring; seed cones single seeded with aril (fleshy covering of modified scales), 2 on curved stalks at the bases of the shoots, pale green maturing purple-brown in late summer.
2 - 3m
1.0 - 1.5m
S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Accent plant, Hedge row, Screening, Sheared hedge
Colour in Summer:
Colour in Fall:
- not used (off campus)
- (LTW) Langley Township Walk : Cedar Rim Nursery
- (NCA) Not Currently Available : not used