Fern Podocarpus

Podocarpus gracilior

SKU
06640
A beautiful evergreen tree with dense pendant branches and soft gray-green, narrow leaves that create a soft, graceful effect. Lush foliage has a fern-like appearance. A wonderful shade tree for landscape perimeters. Very well-adapted to urban settings; roots rarely lift or cause problems. Great for containers, topiary and indoor use. This dioecious conifer is grown from seed so we can not guarantee if a plant purchased will be male or female.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationpoh-doh-KAR-pus
Average Size at MaturityReaches 40 to 50 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide; keep smaller with regular pruning.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasFew 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Tropical
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsCrossvine (Bignonia); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus); Dwarf Crape Myrtle (Lagestroemia indica)

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

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