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Japanese Garden Plants
This is where to find details on plants. We don't have a lot of images, but we'll be providing articles and details as we are able. If you have materials to contribute or gaps to fill in, please let us know.

Japanese Name:inugaya (also aburagaya) 
English Name:Japanese Plum-Yew 
Latin Name:Cephalotaxus harringtonia 
Family:Cephalotaxaceae 
Sub Type:EVERGREEN 
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Last Updated:7/10/2002 
Details: This hardy evergreen grows best in warm climates, but will survive in colder regions, though stunted. It is tought to transplant and does best in a sunny site. It is usually propagated by cutting, though grafting is also possible and seedlings are occasionally available.

This is small tree is not usually planted alone in a garden but rather in large massings.

As the name aburagaya suggests, this seeds of this tree produce a a useful oil similar to that of the kaya.

Varieties:
f. augustifolia (hosoba-inugaya)
var. fastigiata (chôsen-maki) Korean Yew
var. nana (hai-inugaya)





For further reference:
Kitamura, Fumio and Ishizu Yurio. Garden Plants in Japan. Tokyo: Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai, 1963, p. 25.

 




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