Prumnopitys andina
Common name: 
Plum-fruited Yew
Chilean Plum Yew
Chilean Miro
Pronunciation: 
Prum-NO-pit-ees an-DE-nah
Family: 
Podocarpaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • 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
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