Yewtopia® Plum Yew

Cephalotaxus harringtonia Yewtopia®

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Yewtopia Plum Yew—the South’s answer to English Yews! With a slightly upright, vase-like growth habit, this plum yew is heat tolerant, drought resistant, and shade loving. Use Yewtopia® where low growing hedges are needed.


Bloom/Feature Drought resistant
Plant Type Shrubs
Evergreen or Deciduous Evergreen
USDA Zones 6,7,8,9
Zone Detail Hardy to -10°F
Key Features Heat tolerance, drought tolerance, water-wise, deer resistant
Use Accent, container, mass planting, slope, hedge, border
Exposure Part sun to shade
Bloom Season Spring
Dimension 3-4' H x 3-4' W
Growth Rate Moderate to slow growth


Water Water as needed
Soil Type Well-drained garden soil
Fertilizer Early Spring
Pruning Shape in early spring before first flush

Planting Instructions

water before planting
plant in mostly shade to part sun
dig hole 3X the width of pot,
backfill and plant 1”-2” above soil level
water and add more soil if needed
mulch plants