Podocarpus macrophyllus

Southern Yew, Buddhist Pine, Japanese Yew

These evergreen subtropical trees and shrubs are grown outdoors in the warmest regions of the United States for their attractive foliage. If planted near a male pollinizer, female trees bear fleshy red fruits. Use them as hedges, high screens or in groves. Need shade in hot climates. Stake when young until trunk develops. Prune to any shape. May develop chlorosis in heavy and damp or alkaline soil.
Podocarpus macrophyllus, Southern Yew, Buddhist Pine, Japanese Yew
Creamy white clusters of male flowers appear in early summer, followed by edible reddish purple fall fruits. This shrub has a full, lush, pyramidal form created by its leathery leaves with paler undersides.

Attributes - Podocarpus macrophyllus

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 15 ft. to 50 ft.

Width: 15 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Fragrant, Low Maintenance.

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Podocarpus henkelii, Podocarpus macrophyllus maki
 
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