Narrow growing Cephalotaxus Fastigiata Narrow growing Cephalotaxus Fastigiata

‘Fastigiata’

Plum Yew

Cephalotaxus harringtonii

'Fastigiata'

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Narrow growing Cephalotaxus Fastigiata Narrow growing Cephalotaxus Fastigiata
  • Heat tolerant
  • Evergreen
  • Versatile habit
Description

Distinctive columnar habit. True to its name, cephalotaxus 'Fastigiata' is an attractive columnar evergreen, ideally suited to plantings as a specimen or hedge. Soft, narrow needles arranged spirally on the stem give it unique texture. Heat tolerant and deer resistant, it is an excellent alternative to dwarf Alberta spruce or taxus 'Hicksii' in warm climates. 

USDA Zone 6 - 9 (-10°F/-23°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun, Shade

Height 8 - 10'

Width 6 - 7'

Finish Time 2 seasons

Type Evergreen

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

Soil Cool, moist soils preferred.

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

Uses Foundation plantings; hedges; specimen plant

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.