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Commonly known as Alpine totara
Conifer - with spirally arranged leaves, variable in shape. Male flowers yellow or red, female green in cone-like structures
Additional Features - Good to know - - thrives in humid or high rainfall climates. Yew-like but not harmful. Wind pollinated. Male and female plants needed to produce plum-like, usually single seeded fruits with red fleshy aril at base. Genus notably resistant to honey fungus (Pfaf).
Pests & Diseases - trouble free
Place of origin - warm temperate to tropical forests
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -