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Podocarpus

Podocarpus spp.

Podocarpus neriifolius UJ by Crusier (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

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Podocarpus Overview

A large genus of widely distributed evergreen conifers in the Podocarpaceae family. They can be shrubs or trees, generally dioecious, and most have spirally-arranged needles and, where male and female specimens are grown together, oval, fleshy fruits. They are popular in cultivation with many varieties available grown either as screening or hedging plants or for their neat, compact shrubby habit and foliage with good Autumn colour.

How to propagate Podocarpus

Seed

Propagate by seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true).

Cuttings

Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

Other uses of Podocarpus

Suitable for coastal conditions.

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