Spreading Japanese Plum Yew
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Spreading Japanese Plum Yew

Spreading 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 'Prostrata'


A versatile, problem solving shrub whose long, dark green needles make it attractive for foundation or mass plantings. Prostrata prefers shade, tolerates heat and drought. Excellent for filling under tree canopies and areas shaded by tall buildings. Excellent low hedge. 

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. I use Prostrata as a thick ground cover in front of larger Azaleas and Camellias.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 3'
Mature Width: 5'
Flower Season: Spring
Sun: Part shade to full shade
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