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COMMON NAME:  Podocarpus, False Japanese Yew

BOTANICAL NAMEPodocarpus 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.

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