• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat; less once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dwarf Hedge Plant
    Blooms:
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:poh-doh-KAR-pus mak-roh-FIL-us
    Plant type:Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
    Companion PlantsKohuhu (Pittosporum); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Phormium (Phormium); Hebe (Hebe); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Performs best with regular water or environmental humidity, but tolerates some drought. Feed in early spring before new growth emerges. Prune annually to shape.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat; less once established.