Cephalotaxus harringtonia Fastigata


Cephalotaxus harringtonia Fastigata, Cowtail Pine,Plum Yew. An evergreen with an erect form of this coniferous shrub , bearing sharp pointed dark green leaves. Plant as a specimen can also be used for hedging. Max Height 5m. Max Spread 5m. Fruits September.



Plant in moist fertile well drained soil in a sheltered site. Partial shade, Hardy.


General Conifers Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Conifer is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if the Conifer is well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Conifer and area thoroughly
  • Water regular until Conifer is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.