Torreya genus (Nutmeg-yew). This conifer is distinguished from other trees and shrubs by producing seeds which are exposed on the scales of fruits. They produce needle-like leaves.
Evergreens, Shrubs, Conifers or Trees
Asia and N. America
They will grow in a variety of soils, from chalk to heavy clay and poor sand, You can propagate from seed or by grafting. If the conifer produces more than one leader, to maintain the general conical habit remove all but one leader. To restrict the height of the plant, the leader can be cut back.
Seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.
Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible.
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