Podocarpus henkelli

Long-leafed Yellow-Wood
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Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

25-35′ x 15-20′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Insignificant

Bloom Time

Insignificant

Special Features

Deer Resistant, Screen, Coastal Conditions, Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15, 24″ Box, 36″ Box

Natural Growth Habit

Columnar

Sunset Garden Zones

8, 9, 14-24, H1, H2

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

9A-11

Moderately slow-growing evergreen tree with an upright growth-habit to 25-35’ tall x 15-20’ wide. Considered one of the most beautiful of its genus, this distinctive species features long, glossy, heavily-drooping leaves that emerge bright-green, maturing to an attractive rich-deep-green. Retaining foliage to its base for many years, this handsome species can be pruned into a large hedge, screen, or lush-looking background, and older specimens developed as trees display an attractive light-brown and gray peeling bark.  Prefers a neutral to slightly-acidic loamy soil, as clay soils will tend to produce a weaker, less aesthetically-pleasing specimen. Thrives in a sun to partial shade exposure.

USDA Zone: 9A-11
Sunset Zone: 8, 9, 14-24, H1, H2

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