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PODOCARPUS salignus

Commonly known as Willow podocarp

(Syn. chilensis) - long, shiny, dark green leaves, an excellent background foliage for flower arrangements
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Spreading, linear, often sickle-shaped leaves 5-11cm (2-4½in) long are dark bluish-green above and yellow beneath.
  • Height
    (10 years) 1.5m (5ft), eventually 5m-8m (15ft-25ft)
  • Spread
    5m (15ft)
  • Conifer
    Male flowers are yellow and catkin-like. Female flowers appear in cone-like structures.
  • Hedge
    Ideal for hedging
  • Tree
    Spreading, later pendent, branches. Fibrous, peeling, red-brown bark. Dioecious (male and female plants are required to produce the plum-like fruit)
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

PODOCARPUS salignus

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
£15.50 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ £13.00 each

 

  • Additional Features
    Endangered in the wild
    These plants are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list of 'Red Plants'. This is a list of threatened species in the wild, they are either critically, endangered or vulnerable to extinction.
    Vulnerable
    Good to know
    Foliage is useful for flower arranging
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Chile
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Slightly back from the sea with more shelter
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Linear
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
(10 years) 1.5m (5ft), eventually 5m-8m (15ft-25ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (15ft)
 

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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