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Yewtopia® Plum Yew

(9 customer reviews)

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About Yewtopia® Plum Yew

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.

Yewtopia Plum Yew Care

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.

How To Plant the Yewtopia Plum Yew

  1. First, find a suitable location for your plant based on the care requirements listed above.
  2. Then, dig a hole three times the width of your plant’s root ball (the root ball is the clump of roots and dirt at the base of your plant).
    • This allows the roots to spread out more easily.
    • We also recommend mixing your native soil with rich gardening soil or composted manure to provide extra nutrients.
  3. Next, backfill the hole with the soil mixture and lay 3-4 inches of mulch around the base of your plant to help retain moisture.
  4. Lastly, soak the plant with the hose afterward to hydrate the plant and help the soil and mulch get situated.

Spacing Your Plants 

For a seamless planting, plant your Yewtopia Plum Yew 2.5-3 feet apart. For space between plantings, plant them 4+ feet apart.

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Scientific Name
Cephalotaxus harringtonia ‘Plania’
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Average Size
3-4' H x 3-4' W
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9 reviews for Yewtopia® Plum Yew

  1. Franklin Salasky (verified owner)

    The plant looks great.
    I have a very low light area; I’ll tell you next spring year if it lived.

  2. Betty Blalock (verified owner)

    The yew arrived in perfect condition and very healthy. I potted it up for a planter on my deck and it is doing very well.

  3. Claudia (verified owner)

    Just received last week, timely delivery and the two plants arrived in great shape. So far so good!

  4. Donna Walker (verified owner)

    Received my plants quickly and in excellent condition!

  5. Eric Schoor (verified owner)

    I ordered two of these. Neither were even close to rooted into their 2 gallon containers. It was obvious someone had divided a 1 gallon plant in half and put it into two 2 gallon pots only days before their arrival. I will think twice about ordering in the future.

    • Team PBM

      Good morning. This is not the case at all with our plants. Many times customers will label a plant as “not being rooted to their container” while expecting to find a plant root bound in their container. These are very different situations. Please reach out to customer service for assistance with your order.

  6. Ann Kammerer (verified owner)

    Beautiful and healthy. Came in great condition in mid-November. Couldn’t plant right away, but the plant did fine in a pot for a bit.

  7. Jeanne Stephenson (verified owner)

    I was hesitant to order plants from the internet for delivery by mail, but oh did I get a pleased surprise! Great packaging, quick delivery, and such a large plant. I paid much less than at my local garden center and it came directly to my door. I was So pleased that I ordered other plants right away!

  8. Caitlin Swindle

    Love these adorable plants! They remind me of a round mini cypress.

  9. Carmen Richards (verified owner)

    Plant was packed very well, arrived super quick and is thriving.

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