Pringles Dwarf Podocarpus

Podocarpus macrophyllus 'Pringles Dwarf'

This fantastic evergreen shrub is a dwarf form of an old landscape favorite! It has small dark green needle-like foliage and a dense habit. Makes an excellent specimen, low hedge, or bonsai plant.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat; less once established.


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Botanical Pronunciationpoh-doh-KAR-pus mak-roh-FIL-us
Average Size at MaturityReaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater weekly, or more often in extreme heat; less once established.
Companion PlantsKohuhu (Pittosporum); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Phormium (Phormium); Hebe (Hebe); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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