Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 40 to 50 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide; keep smaller with regular pruning.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Few trees offer such lovely color and soft cloud-like foliage. Grow as a beautiful street tree in warmer climates. Try it as a year-round screen on property lines or against poor views of industrial or commercial areas. Good single shade tree for front or backyard, but avoid planting in lawns. Most compatible as a single specimen with semitropical landscapes. Also great as contrast against the bright stucco walls of modern or postmodern architecture. Also makes a good container-grown topiary tree for formal landscaping around porches or patios and entries. Do not plant Podocarpus under the eaves of houses; they will easily outgrow the roof.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier, Houseplant, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Evergreen Shade Tree|
Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. May be pruned periodically to maintain a smaller stature.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9 - 11