Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Korean Gold'
Common name: 
Korean Gold Plum Yew
Pronunciation: 
sef-a-lo-TAKS-us ha-ring-TON-ee-uh
Family: 
Cephalotaxaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
'Ogon'
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Conifer, evergreen, dwarf, may in time reach 6-10 ft tall and 3-6 ft wide (1.8-3.0 × 0.9-1.8 m), but it is slow growing, possibly only 3 ft tall after 10 years; narrow, upright, compact form.  Needles about 7 cm long, emerge in lemon yellow, before aging to green in summer or fall.
  • Part to full shade.  
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5      Reportedly introduced into the US from Japan in the 1980s by Barry Yinger of Brookside Gardens, Maryland.
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  • plant habit and branch tips

    plant habit and branch tips