Chinese Plum Yew Cephalotaxus sinensis
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Chinese Plum Yew
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Growing Info, follow in order:
soak in warm water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
cold stratify for 90 days.
sow seed 1/2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
may also require warm stratification, so germination may be delayed by 1 year.
In a Nutshell:
* Cephalotaxus sinensis is an evergreen Shrub growing to 5 m (16ft 5in) at a slow rate.
* Cephalotaxus sinensis is a coniferous shub or small tree in the plum yew family. It is native to central and southern China.
Some botanists consider Cephalotaxus koreana and C. sinensis to be synonymous with Cephalotaxus harringtonia more...
* Very tolerant of pruning, this plant makes a very good hedge in shady positions. The wood is used to make furniture, farm implements, crafts, and utensils.
* Extracts from the plant have shown anticancer activity. The branches, roots, leaves, and seeds are a source of many alkaloids, which are used to treat leukaemia and lymphosarcoma. more...