Form: upright columnar tree, or large shrub
Size: 20-30ft, spread 12-15ft
Leaves: dark green, linear, flat, 3in long 1/2in wide; almost needlelike
Flowers: not ornamental, white to cream colored catkin, to 1.5in long
Fruit: reddish-purple droop berry
on north wall of building
Range/Origin: Japan and southern China
Hardiness: mid to low teens
- tolerates low light situations
- narrow confined areas
- inside malls, office complexes, under stairwells, etc.
- Exposure: low light
- Water: needs regular water, once per week or once every two weeks
- Soil: uniform prepared soil, prone to chlorisis when in rocky unamended soils
- Propagation: seed best, cuttings are slow
- Maintenance: none to low
aka Yew pine
catkins on Podocarpus macrophyllus
leaves will be lighter in summer in response to reflected heat
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