Chilean Plum Yew
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Conifer, evergreen, bushy tree, 25-50 ft (7.5-15 m) tall, dense crown, often with a crooked trunk. Leaves linear, 10-25 mm long and about 2.5 mm wide, soft, flexible, often curved or twisted, bright green above, 2 pale green stomatal lines below, apex pointed but not prickly, base rounded. Male pollen cones in clusters of 5-20, white tinged yellow. Seed cones (fruit), 1-4 on an axis 2-3 cm long, each ovoid, 15-20 mm long, pale green, ripening dark purple.
- Sun or light shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 8 Native to southern Chile and southwest Argentina.
- andina: belonging to the Andes
- Santa Cruz, California: U.C. Santa Cruz Arboretum