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Cephalotaxus harringtonia ‘Prostrata’

 

Plum Yew

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionConiferophytaConifers—cone-bearing trees (and a few shrubs)
ClassPinopsidaGymnosperms such as cedars, Douglas-firs, cypresses, firs, junipers, kauri, larches, pines, hemlocks, redwoods, spruces, and yews
OrderPinalesCone-bearing plants: cedar, cypress, fir, juniper, larch, pine, redwood, spruce, yew, and others
FamilyCephalotaxaceae
GenusCephalotaxusPossibly from the Greek kephale, “head,” and taxus, “yew”
SpeciesharringtoniaNamed in honor of Charles Stanhope, 4th Earl of Harrington, one of the first to grow the plant in a European garden, at Elvaston
Cultivar‘Prostrata’

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Cephalotaxus harringtonia ‘Prostrata’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Cephalotaxus harringtonia (Plum Yew)

4/7/2012 · Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton, MD
≈ 6 × 9" (15 × 23 cm)

Cephalotaxus harringtonia (Plum Yew)

4/7/2012 · Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton, MD
≈ 6 × 9" (14 × 22 cm)