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Cephalotaxus harringtonii - 'Fastigiata'

Type Conifer, Evergreen
Form Column-Shaped, Architectural Form
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours Dark green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Cephalotaxus harringtonii:

  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest

Weaknesses of Cephalotaxus harringtonii

  • Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Cephalotaxus harringtonii:

  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Conifer with outstanding foliage colour for winter interest
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