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Cephalotaxus fortunei - Chinese Plum Yew Seed - Sheffield`s Seed Co., Inc.
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Cephalotaxus fortunei

Chinese Cowtail Pine, Chinese Plum Yew, San Jian Shan

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: Seeds could take extended time to germinate, up to 18 months.| fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification 

Cephalotaxus fortunei, also known as the Chinese Plum Yew, Chinese Cowtail Pine, or San Jian Shan, is a coniferous shrub or small tree native to northern Burma and China. Its bark is dark red-brown and peeling in strips, while its vibrant, glossy leaves are the longest in the genus, growing up to 12.5 cm long. This beautiful shrub is usually multi-stemmed with an open, rounded crown, and can reach up to 20 m tall. C. fortunei is also known for its anticancer properties. It has been in cultivation since 1848 and is sometimes grown in western gardens. Its shrubby growth habit makes it the perfect candidate for hedging or as an attractive standalone plant.

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