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The Japanese Plum Yew loves shady sites, not just part shade, FULL SHADE! If you have been looking for a heat tolerant, deer resistant, evergreen specimen shrub or hedge, the Japanese Plum Yew may be the answer to your prayers. This hardy Yew softens the southern landscape with its lush and layered, but airy texture.

With its upright, but broad growth habit and adaptability the Japanese Plum Yew is a huge hit in the gardening world. This phenomenal evergreen boasts more character than your average evergreen with its soft foliage that looks more like tiny leaves than needles. The foliage resembles miniature palm fronds.

In the southern US, the Japanese Plum Yew is one of the easiest evergreen shrubs to grow. Enjoy this yew in growing zones 6 to 9. They are very hardy and rarely encounter issues with pests and disease. Once established these plants are drought tolerant. This tough shrub even tolerates salt and pollution so urban and cooler coastal regions go for it! The Japanese Plum Yew gets an A rating from Rutgers for extreme deer resistance.

Yews thrive in ANY sun to shade condition! We do recommend at least some shade for zones 8 and 9 for best results. This evergreen is adaptable to any well-drained soil. Fertilize when planting and once yearly in spring with our balanced, slow release fertilizer.While yews will tolerate dry conditions, you will get the best growth out of your plant by watering them when the soil dries out.

For shady sites in the south, the Japanese Plum Yew is a perfect choice! Order yours today!

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AZ

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun, Shade

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun, Shade

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun, Shade

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun, Shade

Soil Type

Well-drained,

Mature Height

6-8 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Semi

Fall Color

Green

Grows in Zones

6

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

Grows in Zones

6-9

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AZ

Grows in Zones

6-9

Sunlight

Shade, Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Soil Type

Well-drained

Mature Height

6-8 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Semi

Fall Color

Green

Botanical Name

Cephalotaxus harringtonia

Shipping Restriction

AZ

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun, Shade

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun, Shade

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun, Shade

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun, Shade

Soil Type

Well-drained,

Mature Height

6-8 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Semi

Fall Color

Green

Grows in Zones

6

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

Grows in Zones

6-9

The Japanese Plum Yew is one of the easiest evergreen shrubs to grow. They are very hardy and rarely encounter issues with pests and disease. Once established these trees are drought tolerant.

Japanese Plum Yew shrubs do need to be watered well for the first few months in order to encourage a deep and healthy root system. Water deeply about 2 times per week. We recommend watering your trees as soon as they arrive even before you plant them. This will ensure that the roots are moist and ready for planting. Adding 2-3 inches of mulch is a great choice for newly planted Yews. This will help keep the soil moist during the crucial early period when the roots are acclimating to their new home. It also protects the roots from extreme temps. While yews will tolerate dry conditions, you will get the best growth out of your plant by watering them when the soil dries out

Japanese Plum Yews are recommended for the south where other yews generally prefer northern climates. This variety grows in zone 6 to 9 and is very heat tolerant.

This yew thrives in part sun to full shade! It can tolerate full sun in zones 6 and 7, but prefers at least some shade in zones 8 and 9. This evergreen is adaptable to any well-drained soil. Fertilize when planting and once yearly in spring with a balanced, slow release fertilizer like the one we carry. Our fertilizer is safe to use at the time of planting. Avoid harsh chemical fertilizers that can burn the roots of your new tree. If you want to prune for shape or size control prune in early spring.

For a privacy hedge, space your new trees about 4 feet apart on center.

Shipping Restriction

AZ

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun, Shade

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun, Shade

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun, Shade

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun, Shade

Soil Type

Well-drained,

Mature Height

6-8 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Semi

Fall Color

Green

Grows in Zones

6

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

Grows in Zones

6-9

The Japanese Plum Yew makes a great privacy screen. The dense foliage will keep out any sights you want to avoid and nosy neighbors from peering in. Plant about 4 feet apart on center where you would like to have privacy.

If you are seeking a nice evergreen specimen shrub or tree for the front of your home with moderate height,plant a Japanese Plum Yew on each side of a window. This creates a softening affect that breaks up the wall and adds character to your home. Under the windows you can plant your choice of shrubs. For tons of blooms and color, plant knockout roses in the back and drift roses in the front. The pink and red Knockouts will make the berries really pop in fall. If you prefer evergreens, try a mix of euonymus and junipers; this will offer year-round foliage, as well as rich texture and striking color contrast. Japanese Plum Yews are great anchors for the corners of your home as well. Plant just one or groups of three for even more impact.

Shipping Restriction

AZ

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun, Shade

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun, Shade

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun, Shade

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun, Shade

Soil Type

Well-drained,

Mature Height

6-8 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Semi

Fall Color

Green

Grows in Zones

6

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

Grows in Zones

6-9

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TG
07/20/2018
Tesha G.
United States

Beautiful Plants

I was pleasantly surprised at how well the plants were packaged. They arrived healthy and in great shape.

GK
05/18/2018
Gary K.
United States

Size of plants

The size of the plants were a bit smaller than expected but the service to handle the situation was very good.

MB
04/26/2018
mayme b.
United States

So far so good

The plants arrived well packed, although I was a little surprised at how small they were. I’ve planted them and hope they thrive.

D
11/12/2017
David

Thanks

My plants came well packed and healthy. Couldn’t ask for more.

ME
07/23/2017
Mary E.

A beautiful specimen plant.

This is a spectacular specimen plant that I haven't seen since i was a child in Toronto. It has become a key focus of our Japanese garden in North Carolina, next to the pond and waterfall. Exposed to part sun/part shade, even in 110'F heat, it is perky and thriving. I plan to order more to add more green color accented by the red berries. Love it!