Buddhist Pine (Podocarpus macrophyllus)

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Plant Height: 30-40 feet
Plant Spread: 15-20 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Other: Hardwood cuttings and volunteer seedlings
Pollinators: Wind
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Dec 3, 2011 4:16 PM

Podocarpus macrophyllus is native to Japan and southern China. It is an upright shrub or small tree with flat dark green needle-like leaves and is used in foundation plantings, as single specimens and as informal hedges.This plant is a fast grower if fertilized in the first few years and can attain heights to 40' if not kept pruned to smaller sizes. It does well in full sun to shade and is salt and heat tolerant. The stems of Yew Pine are popular and attractive additions to flower arrangements. Podocarpus macrophyllus is disease and pest resistant.

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skylark On August 15, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
new growth started
skylark On June 15, 2016 Transplanted
transferred rooted cuttings to jungle mix, wicked
skylark On February 20, 2016 Obtained plant
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