Podocarpus is the ideal plant for those who want an easy-care plant that grows in zones 8-10. Its slender leaves resemble pine needles. It is sometimes called a Japanese Yew or a Yew Pine Tree; however, it is not related to true pines. These plants are perfect for planting along an unsightly fence or if used as a privacy fence in their own right. They can be grown as trees and trimmed into topiaries. These easy-going plants are the go-to plant for landscapers and gardeners alike.
Plant podocarpus as a foundation plant or as a hedge on the border of a property. If this plant had a care ‘wish list’, it would include direct sun for about 6-8 hours a day, well-drained soil, and consistent moisture. This tough plant is very adaptable when it comes to soil, water, and light. It is also drought-resistant once established.
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption
Outstanding Features: Reliable grower, narrow shaped leaves
No significant flower
Moderately and consistently moist
Well-balanced fertilizer throughout the growing season
Direct sunlight, partial sunlight part of the day
8-10 feet tall and about 5 feet wide, depending on the variety
In zones 7 and lower, use as a container plant or as an annual in the landscape
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