Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Duke Gardens' (Cephalotaxaceae)
Compact Plum Yew
This plant originated at Duke Gardens in the 1950's when a vigorous horizontal branch was noticed and propagated. Rooted cuttings were sent to the National Arboretum in Washington, DC, for evaluation and eventually were distributed to the nursery industry. Besides being a more compact form of 2-3', the general habit of this plant is sprawling and prostrate, unlike the traditional columnar form of the species. 'Duke Gardens' is a great selection for sun or shade in a foundation planting or a shrub border. Dense, dark green, evergreen, needle-like foliage provides a pleasing backdrop to low growing perennials and seasonal plantings. Also lovely as an accent plant. The best news is it is DEER RESISTANT!!! Slow growing but worth the wait.
Bloom color: none
Bloom period: none / insignificant
Container size: Gal.