|Description||An attractive pyramidal garden or patio tree with dense, upright branching and narrow, leathery foliage that takes to shearing well. A versatile, slow growing, and low maintenance evergreen. An effective accent, screen or clipped hedge. Well-suited to large containers or tubs, and for formal topiary. This dioecious conifer is grown from seed; we can not guarantee if a plant purchased will be male or female.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide in 10 years; larger with age.|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak|
|Design Ideas||With its dense, upright form, this Podocarpus can become a columnar corner plant. Line them up, with spaces in between, as a repeating element behind traditional perennial borders. Plant as a solid hedge for a manicured privacy screen along property lines and side yards. In warm-winter climates, it makes a great evergreen background that can be shaped to your needs. Excellent choice for front yards needing separation between multistory buildings.|
|Companion Plants||Phormium (Phormium); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Abelia (Abelia); Hebe (Hebe); Kohuhu (Pittosporum); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)|
|Care||Provide enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; prefers regular water but tolerates some drought. Feed in early spring before new growth emerges. Prune annually to shape.|
|Lore||The tree is grown in China for its religious symbolism related to its appearance which suggests the lohans, followers of Buddha, often depicted on temple walls. Therefore aged specimens of this "lohan pine" tree are frequently found on temple grounds.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.