Yewtopia Plum Yew (Cephalotaxus harringtonia ‘Plania’) is a foliage texture champion from the Southern Living Plant Collection! It features dark green to true green needled foliage that is naturally very compact. The branches grow gently upwards and outwards from the center of the plant, sort of with a wide vase shape. This selection is evergreen, so it keeps your landscape looking sharp throughout the year.
Plum Yews are often planted because of their shade-tolerant nature and the Yewtopia is no different. It’s a great choice for adding a little structure and texture in shady locations.
Use it as a low-maintenance hedge, eye-catching accent, in a shady mass planting, or around your home as a foundation planting.
At maturity, it reaches a very manageable 3-4′ H x 3-4′ W. No pruning is required to keep this reliable selection looking good.
Hardy from USDA Zones 6-10, down to -10°F once fully established.
Grows well in Partial Sun to Part Shade.
Water 2-3 times per week for the first growing season. During the second growing season, water 1-2 times per week. Once established, provide supplementary water only during times of extreme heat and drought.
Plant in average quality, slightly acidic soil with good drainage for best results.
Fertilize with a high nitrogen fertilizer in spring to promote faster growth and the overall health of your plant.
For a seamless planting, plant your Yewtopia Plum Yew 2.5-3 feet apart. For space between plantings, plant them 4+ feet apart.