PODOCARPUS

Commonly known as Alpine totara

 

Further Reading....
  • Conifer
    With spirally arranged leaves, variable in shape. Male flowers yellow or red, female green in cone-like structures
  • Full sun
  • 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

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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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

distinct leaves up to six inches long with a yellowish hue when grown in full sun

 
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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 '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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