SelecTree: Tree Detail

CHINESE PLUM YEW
Cephalotaxus fortunei

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Shade tolerant, but slow growing.

Native to Burma and China.

Family: Cephalotaxaceae

Tree Characteristics

Conical Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 10 - 15 feet.

Width: 10 - 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Needle, Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. .

Brown or Purple Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches).

Bark Red Brown, Exfoliating or Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 4 - 9 and 14 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.

Exposure Partial Shade to Full Shade.

Moist Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cephalotaxus fortunei Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 23, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cephalotaxus-fortunei >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.