Podocarpus gracilior

Fern Pine
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Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

40-50′ x 25-35′


Full Sun, partial Shade


Medium Water

Flower Color


Bloom Time


Special Features

Coastal Conditons, Deer Resistant, Screen, Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15, 24″ Box, 36″ Box

Sunset Garden Zones

8, 9, 13-24, H1, H2

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Moderate-growing evergreen tree to 40-50’ tall x 25-35’ wide, often pruned to maintain a smaller size. This graceful-looking species is best-suited for mild climates and forms a dense rounded head of finely-divided, slightly-pendulous foliage, featuring narrow leaves that emerge light gray-green and mature to shades of bright and dark-green creating a fern-like appearance. Beautiful and highly popular in milder western climates, this species is well-suited as a street, patio, courtyard or screening tree. Younger specimens are often used for espaliers, though consideration of its eventual size should be considered when choosing a planting location. Also makes a great container specimen for its juvenile years. Thrives with regular watering in a slightly-acidic, well-drained soil, and prefers a full to partial sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 9A-11
Sunset Zone: 8, 9, 13-24, H1, H2

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