Podocarpus macrophyllus /Podocarpus

Podocarpus macrophyllus  / Podocarpus macrophyllus
Typical specimen of podocarpus
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Scientific Name: Podocarpus macrophyllus
Common Name: Podocarpus
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: With an upright form this podocarpus will fit into narrow places and be a good espalier subject. It is used as a hedge, clipped hedge, topiary and for wildlife food. The arils of the fruit have been reported edible by humans. When established, it is drought tolerant.