Yewtopia Plum Yew Shrub
Compact Choice in Sun or Shade Yewtopia® Plum Yew
- Grows in All Sun Conditions from Full Sun to Full Shade
- Sophisticated Low Hedging Plant
- Stays Tight and Compact
- Define Your Landscape
- Excellent Color Year-Round
- Adds Winter Interest
- No Pruning Required
- Pest Resistant
- Tolerates Heat and Humidity
- Moderately Drought Tolerant Once Established
- Deer Don't Prefer the Taste
Starting from scratch with a blank slate? Or, reworking an established planting to add a little more "oomph" to the design?
Count of the nearly indestructible charm of hard-working Yewtopia® Plum Yew (Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Plania') for year-round color and definition. These small, tidy evergreen shrubs grow in any sun condition from blazing sun to gloomy shade, which is a welcome—and rare!—attribute.
The erect branches grow up and out into a vase-shape, which gives these petite evergreens an energetic look. Use them just about anywhere you need a steady pop of color.
These workhorses add a subtle, elegant evergreen display to your design. The fine needles of this Japanese Plum Yew variety are held in a frankly adorable spiral all the way along the slender stems.
They'll hold their dark green color in sun, shade, winter, spring, summer and fall. New growth adds a lighter shade for dimensional interest.
Don't forget the evergreens in your garden design! Yewtopia is a great choice to repeat in many areas. You'll love the consistent look of these high-performance green-needled evergreens.
Although the spring blooms are insignificant, you may see tiny, plum-shaped fruit in fall on female plants. They'll be quickly enjoyed by songbirds in your area.
Yewtopia is blissfully easy-care. It laughs at heat, pests, deer, humidity, and even periodic drought. And you can put away your pruning shears, you won't need them.
You'll be fighting garden designers across the country for these high-quality, commercial-grade plants. If they are in stock on our site, order plenty of Yewtopia® Plum Yew today.
You'll want to order enough to complete your entire project. We'll sell out quickly.
How to Use Yewtopia® Plum Yew in the Landscape
You truly should consider including these valuable shrubs in every planting bed. Allow them to become steady backdrops for superstar perennials and Roses.
They'll trim the edge of your mixed shrub border with a long-running green ribbon. The growth reaches for the sky, but the plant stays nice and pint-sized.
Add them to your foundation planting for a polished look with a very modern sensibility. No pruning required!
Rip out the big old monsters you may be saddled with from decades gone by. Replace them with the ease and handsome good looks of Yewtopia.
For a low hedge, plant them two feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.
Create a mass planting with additional rows. Stagger the next row for a faster fill.
Outline a rectangular planting bed with a Yewtopia hedge, then fill the center with flowering shrubs. Yes, we are saying you could replace Boxwood with Yewtopia.
Use them as the "bones" of wide borders. Repeat them regularly along the mid-ground between taller shrubs and perennials. You'll gain a much-needed layer of year-round color.
For a designer look that is easy to live with, grow shade-loving Yewtopia in large outdoor containers. Don't underestimate the delight you'll take from these understated arrangements.
Supporting player? Absolutely.
Yewtopia plays the strong, silent type role with alacrity. Use them to the fullest advantage to take your landscape up and over the top.
#ProPlantTips for Care
No need to worry about sunlight. They'll handle sun, shaded understory position, or north-facing aspect just fine.
Yewtopia needs well-drained soil. Elevate the plants in a mounded heap of dirt 18 inches high by three feet wide. Add a decorative landscape edge for a raised bed.
Apply a medium amount of water on a regular schedule, especially while your plant is young. If you grow it in containers, supplemental water is a must.
As the shrub ages and becomes established in your yard, you can feel free to go on vacation. It can handle a bit of drought. However, if the dry spell lasts a long time, protect your investment with watering.
As well, we like to have you spread a three-inch layer of wood mulch over the root systems. You'll improve your soil over time, and keep the roots cool at the same time. Always pull mulch back from touching the stems.
In hardiness Zones 6 and 7, be sure to water your shrubs well in late fall before winter comes on. Hydrated needles can more easily withstand winter damage.
Enjoy your yard! Add a bold texture, while you easily define the space you call home. Order Yewtopia® Plum Yew today.
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Plania'|
|Mature Height||3 - 4 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|When To Prune||Early Spring|