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Genus 'Cephalotaxus'

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Cephalotaxus fortunei
Cephalotaxus harringtonia
Cephalotaxus harringtonia var. drupacea

Cephalotaxus fortunei (Chinese Plum Yew)

Cephalotaxus fortunei

Native: Central China

Location: Cultivated in collections and gardens in Europe.

Often low and bushy.


Foliage has long slender needles about 5cm.


Cephalotaxus fortunei

Male flowers are produced in heads 0.6cm across along the underside of young shoots and shed pollen in April and May. Females are in pairs, stalked and also open at the same time.


Cephalotaxus fortunei

Fruit ripens the same year, about 3cm long, colouring brown.