Spreading Japanese Plum Yew

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 6-9
  • Height 2-3 Feet Tall
  • Spread 3-4 Feet Wide

Spreading Japanese Plum Yew is a great choice to add some year-round dark green color to a shady area of your yard where it may be difficult to get other plant species to grow. It’s also a good choice for small gardens since its mature height is only between 2 and 3 feet with a 3 to 4-foot spread in an arching mounding shape.

Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Prostrata' can be grown in partial sun to shade conditions in USDA planting zones 6 to 9. This low to no maintenance shrub is deer resistant and pollution, heat, shade and drought tolerant. When used as a foundation plant, you’ll never have to worry about it blocking your first-floor window views. Other locations recommended are under tree canopies, as a low hedge along walkways or landscaped areas, mass plantings, specimen plants, rock gardens and containers.

Spreading Japanese Plum Yew Care

A single specimen will produce some fruit, but growing multiple plants is best to take advantage of cross-pollination. Once established, these drought-tolerant plants require very little care or maintenance. Fertilize in early spring or summer if desired. This strikingly attractive plants can be used in flowering shrub borders, containers, home foundation plantings, hedges, wildlife gardens, woodland borders and mass planting. Marvel Mahonia are deer, disease, heat, drought and insect resistant.

Pruning Spreading Japanese Plum Yew can be done annually to maintain a tidy shaped plant or creating a dense hedge. It should be done in late winter or early summer before the new growth emerges from the plant. You can trim dead or sick branches at anytime throughout the year. Only do conservative cutting, especially when the plant is young.

Spreading Japanese Plum Yew Spacing

Plant spreading Japanese yews 3 to 3.5 feet apart to create a hedge and at least 4 feet apart to create space between them at maturity.

Spreading Japanese Plum Yew Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-9
Flower Color(s): n/a
Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Color(s): Dark Green
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 3-4 Feet
Habit: Mounding
Watering: Medium
Features: Easy Care Plant
Scientific Name: Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Prostrata'
Common Name: Spreading Japanese Plum Yew

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

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  • 5

    Posted by Customer on Apr 13th 2021

    I couldn't find the matching plant I needed locally but found it online from Plant Addicts! It was delivered healthy and very well packaged. Thank you very much.