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Plum yew

Cephalotaxus spp.

Also known as

Cow's tail pine

Yew 1r by Muffet (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

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Plum yew Overview

A genus frequently known by the names plum yew or cowtail pine, it’s comprised of 8 evergreen or deciduous, coniferous trees or shrubs. They possess needle-shaped leaves which resemble the foliage of yew trees and come from cool, moist environments in Eastern Asia.

How to propagate Plum yew

Seed

Propagate from seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true).

Cuttings

Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.