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Real Yellowwood

Podocarpus latifolius

Also known as

Broad-Leaved Yellowwood, East African Yellowwood, South African Podocarpus, True Yellowwood, Upright Yellowwood

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

35m

Max

10m

3m

Min

2m

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Podocarpus latifolius
Seed on female trees

Real Yellowwood Overview

The slowest growing indigenous yellowwood with probably the most sought after wood. The unusual textural appearance of the leaves makes it a good contrast or background for other trees. Its characteristics make these trees popular for bonsai. Due to past over-exploitation, little is now harvested for wood. RSA National Tree No’: 18

Common problems with Real Yellowwood

No known pests and diseases.

    How to harvest Real Yellowwood

    Seeds are large, fleshy and oval maturing in summer, when ready for harvesting.

    How to propagate Real Yellowwood

    Seed

    Seed should be cleaned and sown fresh in a mix of sand and compost. Do not allow seeds to dry out or germination will be poor.

    Cuttings

    Propagate from seeds or cuttings.

    Special features of Real Yellowwood

    Pot plant

    Popular for bonsai.

    Hedge plant

    Plant close together to make an effective evergreen screen.

    Attracts birds

    Other uses of Real Yellowwood

    Suitable for coastal conditions.

    Timber

    Beautiful light yellow color.

    Other uses

    Edible