Podocarpus gracilior (Afrocarpus gracilior)

Botanical Name: Podocarpus gracilior (Afrocarpus gracilior)

Phonetic: Poe-Doe-Kar-puss gruh-Sil-EE-ore

Common Name(s): Fern Pine/Weeping Podocarpus

Family: Podocarpaceae
Origin: Africa
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, opposite, linear
Leaf Color: Pale green (mature), bright green (new)
Texture: Soft
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Inconspicuous
Flower Color(s): Yellow, inconspicuous

Exposure: Full sun/part shade
Climate Zone(s): 8,9, 14-24
USDA: 10-11
Growth Rate: Slow             
Height: 40-60 Feet
Spread: 25-40 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: No pests are normally seen on tree
Soil: Well-drained clay, loam, sand, deep soils with regular moisture

Features: Weeping branch tips, roots rarely break up sidewalks, tolerates air pollution, compacted soil, and drought, edible fruit on female trees (can be a problem on pavement), low maintenance
Uses: Espalier, specimen, shade tree, parking lot tree, urban tree, street tree, courtyard tree, hedges, screens, topiary clippings

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