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Torreya californica

Californian nutmeg-yew

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Features

  • Height10m to 25m
  • Spread5m to 9m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Torreya californica (Californian nutmeg-yew). This is a broadly conical tree with red-brown bark. The yellow green leaves are 2-ranked and narrowly lance-shaped. The fruits are obovoid, purple green female cones.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Nutmeg-yew

Origin

California

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will grow in a variety of soils, from chalk to heavy clay and poor sand.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed or by grafting.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible.

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