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Fastigiata Japanese Plum Yew - Cephalotaxus - 3 Gallon Pot
A shade loving evergreen that responds very well to clipping into columns, vases and other formal shapes, 'Fastigiata' is a Plum Yew with handsome, very dark green, delicate, need-like leaves that provide a unique texture and color in the garden year round. Get all the details below!

Fastigiata Japanese Plum Yew - Cephalotaxus - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT

Fastiagata Japanese Plum Yew
Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Fastigiata'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where this Plum Yew variety is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

A shade loving evergreen that responds very well to clipping into columns, vases and other formal shapes, 'Fastigiata' is a Plum Yew with handsome, very dark green, delicate, need-like leaves that provide a unique texture and color in the garden year round, which contrasts nicely with the foliage textures and colors of many other types of plants. If left to grow naturally, Fastigiata will form an upright vase to 5 or 6 feet tall in 10 years with a mature height of 10 feet or more and 4 to 5 feet wide. . 




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 6 to 10 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide (depending on pruning), the Fastiagata Plum Yew is ideal for use as an accent, in groupings, or as a formal or natural hedge in shady to partially shaded landscape borders and home foundation plantings. It also makes a nice centerpiece in container gardens. A fine addition to formal gardens, shade gardens, Asian theme gardens, woodland gardens, as an evergreen accent or background in perennial shade gardens, or in Xeriscape gardens (low water needs).

Spacing Recommendations:  2 to 3 feet apart for solid hedges or mass plantings;  6 feet or more apart for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Exceptionally easy to grow, the Fastiagata Plum Yew likes a well-drained soil, even bone dry soil is okay when the plants are established. It prefers part shade to shade. Morning sun with afternoon shade or filtered sun fine. Does not require pruning however responds well to it for shaping purposes. The best time to prune is in early spring before the first flush of new growth.




Helpful Articles

Click on the link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant, fertilize, prune and water Plum Yews.





Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Evergreen Shrub 
Height at Maturity:  6-10', depending on pruning
Width at Maturity:  2-5', depending on pruning
Spacing:  2-3' for solid hedge;  6' or more for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Semi-Columnar, Upright  
Growth Rate:  Slow to Moderate
Flower Color:  NA
Flower Size:  NA
Flowering Period:  NA
Flower Type:  NA
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Dark Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  
Sun Needs:  Shade or Mostly Shade, Morning Sun With Afternoon Shade, Filtered Sun, 
Water Needs:  Average, Low when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sandy, Silty
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist to Dry when established
Soil pH:  5.0 - 7.0 (Acid to Slightly Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Heavy Shade, Insect



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