PODOCARPUS

Commonly known as Alpine totara

Genus of about 100 species of dioecious, occasionally monoecious, evergreen, coniferous trees and shrubs from forests, mainly in warm-temperate to tropical zones.

Further Reading....
  • Conifer
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Tall Shrub
  • Tree
  • 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).
    Place of origin
    Warm temperate to tropical forests

Buy Varieties of PODOCARPUS

PODOCARPUS acutifolius

PODOCARPUS acutifolius

Sharp-leaved totara

very unusual foliage form with a dense prickly habit

 
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PODOCARPUS x 'County Park Fire'

PODOCARPUS x 'County Park Fire'

salmon-pink new growth in MAY, rich reddish-orange in winter. Slow growing

 
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PODOCARPUS elongatus 'Blue Chip

PODOCARPUS elongatus 'Blue Chip

Breede River yellowwood

startling blue new growth on this unusual and slightly tender plant with an upright habit and chubby leaves

 
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Available again FEBRUARY 2024 - fresh stock in late winter
PODOCARPUS 'Golden Lady'

PODOCARPUS 'Golden Lady'

light golden foliage turning even more golden in winter

 
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PODOCARPUS henkellii

PODOCARPUS henkellii

Henkel's yellowwood

South African species which has proved just as hardy as P. salignus in the last 3 winters. Extremely long and slightly curved dark green leaves. A compact growing small tree

 
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PODOCARPUS macrophyllus 'Aureus'

PODOCARPUS macrophyllus 'Aureus'

Buddhist pine, Kusamaki

sprials of green leaves and yellowish undergrowth

 
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PODOCARPUS matudae

PODOCARPUS matudae

drooping leathery leaves

 
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PODOCARPUS nivalis 'Kilworth Cream'

PODOCARPUS nivalis 'Kilworth Cream'

Alpine totara

a compact dwarf shrub with a creamy-white hue all year but especially in winter. New growth is pinkish in spring

 
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PODOCARPUS nubigenus 'Pendula'

PODOCARPUS nubigenus 'Pendula'

Chilean podocarp

drooping pendulous habit make this an attractive architechural tree

 
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PODOCARPUS 'Red Embers'

PODOCARPUS 'Red Embers'

dwarf conifer. Orange-red new growth and deep maroon purple in winter. Female variety. Will produce red berries if pollinated

 
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PODOCARPUS salignus

PODOCARPUS salignus

Willow podocarp

(Syn. chilensis) - long, shiny, dark green leaves, an excellent background foliage for flower arrangements

 
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PODOCARPUS totara 'Aureus'

PODOCARPUS totara 'Aureus'

Totara

slow growing shrub, appears rather yew-like

 
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PODOCARPUS x 'Young Rusty'

PODOCARPUS x 'Young Rusty'

bright brownish-red new growth before the leaves age to green

 
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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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