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Evergreen Shrubs (Non-Flowering) – Podocarpus

  • Podocarpus

Botanical name: Podocarpus macrophyllus

Beginner friendly?: yes

Average size at maturity: 10 – 60 ft in height and a 10 – 20 ft spread

Hardy zone: zones 8-12

Foliage color: green 

Growth rate: grows 1 – 3 ft a year

Pruning instructions: trim as needed to maintain size and shape

Propagation methods: cut a stem just below a node and place in water until roots start to emerge

Landscape use: Border, Container, Hedge, Poolside, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Suitable for Topiary

Light needs: at least 6 hours of sun a day 

Special features:  Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise Moderate

Watering instructions: Water when the top 2 inches of soil is dry.

Fertilizing instructions : use 10-10-10 or 20-20-20 in the spring and again every 2 months during growing season 

Best time to plant: early spring or early fall

Best type of soil: adapts to all types of soil 

Companion plants: 

Toxicity level: toxic for humans and pets if ingested 

Invasive species: no 

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