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Podocarpus ShrubPodocarpus macrophyllus

  • Podocarpus Shrub

    A great Boxwood alternative the fast growing Podocarpus can be made into any formal hedge.

  • Podocarpus Shrub

    Dense and green for the perfect evergreen hedge in warm zones.

  • Podocarpus Shrub

    New growth is a chartruse green before it turns it's mature dark green.

  • Podocarpus Shrub

    Podocarpus has a soft foliage that is easily pruned to any shape

  • Podocarpus Shrub

    Podocarpus Shrub

  • Podocarpus Shrub

    Podocarpus can produce blue berries in summer.

  • Podocarpus Shrub

    So versatile and with a narrow root structure they grow great in containers.

  • Podocarpus Shrub
  • Podocarpus Shrub
  • Podocarpus Shrub
  • Podocarpus Shrub
  • Podocarpus Shrub
  • Podocarpus Shrub
  • Podocarpus Shrub

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Podocarpus ShrubPodocarpus macrophyllus

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Evergreen Trees

A perfectly customizable evergreen shrub!

  • Holds up well to pruning and can be trained as a shrub, tree or even bonsai
  • Low-maintenance and adaptable to many conditions
  • Distinctive green foliage with unique, soft texture
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Prune It Your Way! The Adaptable Podocarpus

The Podocarpus is a low-maintenance plant with soft, green foliage and hardy nature. Easily pruned, you can decide whether it will grow as a large shrub or a small tree! Amongst the foliage, the plant also produces blue female cones that turn into blue berries that attract birds in the summer.

Part of the Podocarpus genus, it’s often mistaken for a yew due to its needle-like leaves, berries, and name. The Podocarpus is a highly adaptable tree that can survive many conditions and requires minimal maintenance.

Perhaps the most significant feature of the Podocarpus is how naturally it takes to pruning. Most gardeners grow the plant as a hedge, thanks to its dense growth. It works well as a windbreak, privacy hedge, and border between properties.

The Podocarpus also works well in containers and small spaces as a tall accent, since it has a narrow root system. If left untrimmed, the plant naturally has a pointed shape and upright branch growth. With enough room, it can even appear spruce-like.

The Podocarpus was hand-selected and cultivated by our team of plant experts, and you can expect a hardy, beautiful plant ready for planting. Order your Podocarpus today!

Planting & Care

Planting Instructions: They’re adaptable, resistant to disease, pests and more, but your Podocarpus needs proper care to thrive.

First, choose an area with at least 4 to 8 hours of sunlight per day. After scouting the location for your Podocarpus, dig a hole that’s at least two to three times wider than your tree’s root ball. Once you’ve placed your Podocarpus, back fill its soil, tamp down to avoid air pockets and then water to help establish its roots.

Watering: It’s moderately drought tolerant, but regular waterings are important (one or two thorough waterings weekly) for the first few growing seasons to establish the Podocarpus' root system. If you’re not sure when to water your Podocarpus, simply check the surrounding soil, down to around 2 or 3 inches. If your tree’s soil is dry, it’s time to water it.

Once it’s established, you can reduce frequency, but somewhat regular watering is important (depending on your soil needs, once a week should be fine).

Fertilizing: The Podocarpus is slow growing, so it benefits from fertilizer. Feed your tree with a well-balanced formula in early spring, before new growth emerges.

Pruning: Prune your Podocarpus Tree annually for your desired shape or landscape needs.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

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Product Details

Mature Height: 12-20 ft.
Mature Width: 6-8 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Slow
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Botanical Name: Podocarpus macrophyllus
Does Not Ship To: AZ,GA,OR
Grows Well In Zones: 7-11 outdoors
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7-11 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 7-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 10℉)

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