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Nutmeg-yew

Torreya spp.

Torreya nucifera bgiu by Bogdan (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

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Nutmeg-yew Overview

A genus consisting of 6 or 7 species of conifer trees in the yew family from North America and East Asia. They genus is named after the American botanist John Torrey. In the wild members of this genus are considered to be endangered due to climate change and fungal diseases but cultivated specimens grow well and have been moved to cooler climates.

How to propagate Nutmeg-yew

Seed

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.