Cephalotaxus harr.drup.

£2.50

Japanese plum yew. A small tree or bushy shrub, normally to 3-5m (10-16 ft) high. Evergreen. The large fruits are edible, sweet with a hint of pine in the flavour; they are produced abundantly and regularly in Britain, even in shade. The oil-rich seeds are also edible (best cooked). The plum yews thrive in shade (even dense shade) beneath other trees and are ideal understorey crops. Dioecious, so both sexes of plant must be grown for fruit; growth 1.2m (4 ft) in 10 years. The leaves have long been used in China for their anti-cancer properties. Hardy to -15°C. Stratification: CS13. Number of seeds: 5.

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Japanese plum yew. A small tree or bushy shrub, normally to 3-5m (10-16 ft) high. Evergreen. The large fruits are edible, sweet with a hint of pine in the flavour; they are produced abundantly and regularly in Britain, even in shade. The oil-rich seeds are also edible (best cooked). The plum yews thrive in shade (even dense shade) beneath other trees and are ideal understorey crops. Dioecious, so both sexes of plant must be grown for fruit; growth 1.2m (4 ft) in 10 years. The leaves have long been used in China for their anti-cancer properties. Hardy to -15°C. Stratification: CS13