Low-mounding Cephalotaxus Duke Gardens in landscape Low-mounding Cephalotaxus Duke Gardens in landscape

‘Duke Gardens’

Plum Yew

Cephalotaxus harringtonii

'Duke Gardens'

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Low-mounding Cephalotaxus Duke Gardens in landscape Low-mounding Cephalotaxus Duke Gardens in landscape
  • Heat tolerant
  • Evergreen
  • Versatile habit
Description

'Duke Gardens' cephalotaxus was discovered as a horizontally spreading sport of C. 'Fastigiata' at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, NC in 1959. Dark foliage and dense growth make it perfect for any kind of landscape application. 

USDA Zone 6 - 10 (-10°F/-23°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun, Shade

Height 2 - 3'

Width 3 - 4'

Finish Time 2 seasons

Type Evergreen

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4"

Soil Cool, moist soils preferred.

Pruning Little needed; Prune to shape in early summer if desired.

Uses Foundation plantings; groundcover; edging; mass plantings.

Growing Tips Cephalanthus is widely planted as a substitute for Taxus in warm climates. Very shade tolerant. Plant in a protected site in the colder end of its range.