COMMON NAME: Podocarpus, False Japanese Yew
BOTANICAL NAME: Podocarpus macrophyllus
PRONUNCIATION: po-doe-CAR-pus mac-crow-FILE-us
TYPE: Evergreen - Shade / Part Shade
HEIGHT: 10-15 feet
SPREAD: 4-6 feet
SPACING: 3-4 feet
HABIT: Vertical growing shrub with dark green foliage and blue berries in winter.
CULTURE: Plant in well prepared bed. Needs excellent drainage. Moderate food.
USES: Specimen, background plant, screen
PROBLEMS: Root rot, nematodes
NOTES: P. sinensis is short and bushy and very cold hardy.