LATIN NAME: PODOCARPUS 'MACROPHYLLUS'
This upright, evergreen oval shrub or small tree has needlelike, flat dark green leaves. Its compact, lustrous foliage has a growth habit of 15-20 feet tall (6-8 feet wide). Extremely versatile, this plant is used as a screen, accent, hedge, topiary, and garden or patio tree.
Amount of Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in
extreme heat; Drought tolerant
Soil Conditions: Adaptable to most soils; Prefers well-drained soil; Salt tolerant
Cold Hardiness Zone: 7-11
This low-maintenance evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Pruning is not required. Shear annually to maintain desired shape. Mulch to prevent loss of moisture, deter weeds and moderate winter temperatures.