Shrubby Yew Podocarpus
Shrubby Yew Podocarpus
Podocarpus macrophyllus makiItem #6650 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11
Medium size evergreen shrub with dense upright branching on a pyramidal form. It is heavily covered by dark green yew-like leaves. A wonderful hedge or screen plant that takes shearing very well.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Reaches 8 -10 ft. tall, 3 - 4 ft. wide in ten years.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:poh-doh-KAR-pus mak-roh-FIL-usPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:Columnar, Narrow, PyramidalGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Reaches 8 -10 ft. tall, 3 - 4 ft. wide in ten years.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Does not flowerDesign IdeasTall, narrow form means this plant works well in narrow city side yards. Also works well along backyard fence lines to block undesirable views. Small enough for courtyards and walled gardens, use as a corner element or treat as a semiformal green column. Very adaptable to contemporary or Asian-inspired themes. A lifesaver on deep, narrow lots and as a columnar divider to separate multistory homes.Companion PlantsGrow this tree with other plants that offer similar easy care requirements. Try Springtime Indian Hawthorne, (Raphiolepis indica 'Monme'), Pink Princess Escallonia, (Escallonia x exoniensis 'Frades')and Kleim's Hardy Gardenia, (Gardenia jasminoides 'White Gem'). Add bright color with Red Starburst Evergreen Daylily, (Hemerocallis 'Mond') and Midknight Blue Agapanthus, (Agapanthus x 'Monmid').Then add little Pecos Crape Myrtle, (Lagestroemia indica x fauriei 'Acoma') for pink accent in late summer.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually to shape.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreLore:In California these plants have been planted under eaves of new homes since the end of World War II, despite the fact they are too large for such applications.