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Grower Notes: Great formal hedge, moderately drought tolerant
Hardiness Zone: 8B-11
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Podocarpus are versatile low maintenance accent plants that require minimal trimming often used for ornamental shrubs but can be trained into a nice small tree. Most landscapes and gardens in the eastern part of the country with old podocarpus plants are sunny, dry places with no irrigation. Podocarpus grow more slowly and have a looser appearance when grown in shade.
Podocarpus Hedges grow as shrubs on the north side of a tall building with little or no direct sun. Podocarpus tolerate a wide variety of well-drained, acidic soils. Not a tree or shrub to plant in wet soils.
Because of its moderate growth rate, over time, they can become large enough to work as hedges, privacy screens, or plants to camouflage unsightly things around the house like an air conditioner or pool pump. It is more often grown as a hedge because it stays hedge size for so long. Davenport’s Nursery carries a wide variety of young and mature podocarpus hedges and shrubs.
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).
Davenport’s Nursery provide our landscaping customers high quality podocarpus hedges, trees, shrubs and palms personalized for their unique landscape design needs. We are available to take your order 7 days a week. Our nursery staff is professional, courteous and efficient.
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