• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry. Drought tolerant once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing, to 1 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dwarf Habit
    Blooms:
    Inconspicious
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Plant type:Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing, to 1 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Inconspicious
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general fertilizer before spring growth.
    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 regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry. Drought tolerant once established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Podocarpus lawrencei occurs naturally only in Australia (Tasmania). Largely unknown in the United States, this small conifer has tolerated -13°F in the British Islands, which is a lower minimum temperature than ever recorded in their natural habitats. Additionally, it has survived long periods under snow. In its native habitat, it has tolerated extreme heat, to 113°F. Monrovia is one of the only growers of this tough little drought tolerant Podocarpus in the United States.