Drupacea Japanese Plum Yew
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Drupacea Japanese Plum Yew

Drupacea Japanese Plum Yew

Gallon Size:
Gallon Size:
  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Cephalotaxus harringtonia var. drupacea


Not a true yew species, but evergreen nonetheless, this yew look alike works great in full shade, where you might wish you could put a true yew for their fine texture and short stature. Trimming once a year will maintain the desired shape, this is a no-fuss growing choice. Great for a low hedge, in mass plantings, this drooping drupacea shrub adds some more grace to the deer-resistant selections we offer.

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

Yews have been one of my personal favorites for many years. In my early days I spent some time learning to grow the perfect yew from propagation. It was not so easy as other shrubs but I figured it out. I've always loved the texture, its a fun plant to touch as it's very soft. Like many plants that remind my of pines, its new leaves are much lighter during the spring flush.  In NC, I usually plant my Yews with some protection from the hot summers, in northern states this is unnecessary as they really prefer a cooler climate.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 4'
Mature Width: 5'
Flower Season: Does not flower
Sun: Full shade to part sun
Hardiness Zone: 6 to 9
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
-10 to 0
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
-6.7 to -1.1