Podocarpus latifolius

Botanical Name: Podocarpus latifolius

Phonetic: Poe-Doe-Kar-puss lat-ih-FOAL-ee-uss

Common Name(s): Yellowwood

Family: Podocarpaceae
Origin: South Africa
Plant Type: Shrub/tree
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Long, narrow
Leaf Color: Blue-green glossy leaves
Texture: Soft
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Inconspicuous
Flower Color(s): Inconspicuous

Exposure: Full sun/part shade
Climate Zone(s): 8,9, 14-24
Growth Rate: Slow             
Height: 20-40 Feet
Spread: 20-40 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium

Features: Peeling attractive bark, valued for its wood, national tree of South Africa, purple seeds on female plants, attracts birds
Uses: Formal shrub, African gardens, garden tree, background tree, container plant, bonsai

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