‘Duke Gardens’ Japanese Plum Yew

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Cephalotaxus harringtonia ‘Duke Gardens’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6a to 9b
‘Duke Gardens’ Japanese plum yew is a compact, spreading evergreen that is low-growing and low maintenance. It is slow-growing and will eventually get 4 to 6 feet wide and tall, but it is easily maintained to a size of 3 x 4 foot by occasional pruning in late winter. ‘Duke Gardens’ likes to be planted in well-amended soil so that it has excellent drainage. It also appreciates growing in filtered sunlight or about a half-day of morning sun with some afternoon shade.
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Woody Ornamentals - Shrubs - Evergreen - Conifers
Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 4 to 6 feet tall, 4 to 6 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Rounded - Spreading - Mounding
Features:   Year Round Color and Interest, Winter Interest, Easy to Grow
Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant (once established)
Attracts:   
Garden Ideas:   
Shade, Entryway
Flower features:    
that bloom in
Foliage type and color:    Evergreen, Dark Green
Spring foliage emerges bright green and matures to dark green in summer and through the winter
Landscape Uses:    Hedges, Foundation
, Border, Mass Planting
‘Duke Gardens’ Japanese Plum Yew is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 4 to 6 feet tall, 4 to 6 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Slow
Spacing:   7-10 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering:   Average
Soil Types:      Moist, well-drained   Enriched with organic matter
General Plant Care:    Care for your shrubs includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Once in spring with a slow-release fertilizer recommended for this plant (shrub, tree) at a rate according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    If needed, prune in late winter or early spring to maintain size and shape. Do not remove more than 1/4 of the plant at any one time. It is best to selectively cut branches back to a natural fork in the branch. Shrubs look best when allowed to maintain their natural growth habit - avoid shearing into tight balls or squares.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6a to 9b

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