Available Sizes: 1, 3, 10, 25, 45 and 100 Gallon
Grower Notes: Great shade tree, moderately drought tolerant
Hardiness Zone: 8B-11
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Podocarpus Standards is a versatile plant often used for shade trees but can be trained into a nice hedges as well. Most landscapes in the eastern part of the country with old plants are sunny, dry places with no irrigation. Podocarpus grow more slowly and have a looser appearance when grown in shade.
Podocarpus Standards tolerate a wide variety of well-drained, acidic soils. Not a tree or shrub to plant in wet soils. This is a tough tree, adaptable to urban conditions and should be used much more extensively as a street tree.
Podocarpus from the Greek, podos, meaning “foot”, and karpos, meaning “fruit”) is a genus of conifers, the most numerous and widely distributed of the podocarp family, Podocarpaceae. Podocarpus are evergreen shrubs or trees usually from 1 to 25 meters tall, known to reach 40 meters at times.
The leaves are 0.5 to 15 cm long, lanceolate to oblong or falcate (sickle-shaped) in some species, with a distinct midrib. They are arranged spirally, though in some species twisted to appear in two horizontal ranks. The cones have two to five fused scales, of which only one, rarely two, are fertile, each fertile scale has one apical seed. At maturity, the scales become berry-like, swollen, brightly colored red to purple and fleshy, and are eaten by birds which then disperse the seeds in their droppings.
The male cones are 5 to 20 mm long, often clustered several together. Many species, though not all, are dioecious. There are approximately 104 to 107 species in the genus.(Source: Podocarpus Page on Wikipedia).
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