Scientific Name: Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Fastigiata' Form: Columnar
Common Name:columnar false yew, Japanese plum-yew Texture:Fine
Family Name:CephalotaxaceaeHabit: Fastigiate
Plant Type: Conifer Mature Size (ht. X w.):2 - 3m x 1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China Hardiness Zone:Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Leaves: Needle-like, Spiraled, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Brown, Mar- Apr- May
Fruit: Edible, Cone (winged seeds), (Accessory tissue), Dark-red, Sep- Aug- Jul
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Deep shade, Full sun, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Acidic
Landscape Uses: Screening, Hedge row, Sheared hedge, Accent plant
Key ID Features:Leaves flattened, needle-like, dark green, broadly linear, most about 4 cm long by 0.3 cm wide, pointed apex, leathery; male plants are typically densely covered with pairs of yellowish-brown globular cones on 2 to 4 mm stalks beneath each pair of leaves; cones on female plants 2.5 cm x 1.5 cm, on curved stalks at the bases of the shoots.