Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Prostrata'

Common Name: Plum Yew, Japanese

Excellent evergreen choice that grows well in the shade or full sun and is very heat tolerant.  This selection has the great attributes of a spreading yew with more versatility.  Great for textural effects in the border, groupings, accents, or foundations.  Deer resistant. 

More About Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Prostrata'

  • More spreading than upright selection.
  • Exceptional needle-like foliage.


2-3 ft


3-4 ft

Hardiness Zone:

5 to 9

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Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Prostrata' Characteristics


  • Low Maintenance
  • Foundation Plant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Rock Garden
  • Evergreen
  • Great Foliage
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Mass Planting

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun
  • Full Shade

Foliage Color

  • Dark Green

Growth Rate

  • Slow

Season of Interest

  • Year round

Soil Moisture

  • Moist, Well-Drained

Growth Habit

  • Spreading