SelecTree: Tree Detail
CHINESE PLUM YEW
Utility friendly tree.
Shade tolerant, but slow growing.
Native to Burma and China.
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.
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
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cephalotaxus fortunei Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 23, 2018.
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