Podocarpus gracilior /Fern Pine Podocarpus, Fern Podocarpus

Podocarpus gracilior  / Podocarpus gracilior
Specimen tree
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Specimen tree

Long, narrow, needle-like foliage

Soft flexible foliage

Specimen tree

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Specimen tree in the Houston Botanical Garden

Container grown plant with ferny foliage

Long, narrow, draping leaves

This specimen pruned into an unusual form in a southern California office park


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Scientific Name: Podocarpus gracilior
Common Name: Fern Pine Podocarpus, Fern Podocarpus
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: On weeping branch tips new growth is light green and darkens as it matures. Often used as an espalier, this podocarpus is also striking when used as a specimen, shade tree, or screening plant. When well established it can tolerate dry soils.