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Podocarpus nivalis var. erectus/Snow Totara

Podocarpus nivalis var. erectus / Podocarpus nivalis var. erectus
Finer textured foliage on this variety of podocarpus
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Finer textured foliage on this variety of podocarpus

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Scientific Name: Podocarpus nivalis var. erectus
Common Name: Snow Totara
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: Has been grown in zone 7, but not reliably hardy there. Sexes on separate plants and the male catkins white in spring while fruit is red on the female in late summer. This plant could be used in foundation plantings, as a ground cover or in a container.