Evergreen Cephalotaxus Fritz Huber in landscape

‘Fritz Huber’

Plum Yew

Cephalotaxus harringtonii

'Fritz Huber'

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Evergreen Cephalotaxus Fritz Huber in landscape
  • Heat tolerant
  • Evergreen
  • Versatile habit
Description

Low growing variety. 'Fritz Huber' cephalotaxus is a little known but very elegant prostrate selection. It is an attractive, hardy evergreen that holds its color well through the winter. Deer resistant, shade tolerant, and reported to grow well as far south as Houston, Texas. A bit more mounded and bun-like than 'Duke Gardens.'

USDA Zone
6 - 10 (-10°F/-23°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun, Shade
Height
2 - 3'
Width
3 - 4'
Finish Time
2 seasons
Type
Evergreen
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 Quart

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.