Botanical Name: Podocarpus gracilior
 Common Name: African Fern Pine
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Conifer, Shrub


Height Range

6-12', 12-25', 25-40'


Flower Color


Flower Season


Leaf Color

Grey Green, Light Green


Bark Color


Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half, Shade





Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained


Soil pH



Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Formal, Japanese, Meadow, Ranch


Accenting Features



Seasonal Interest


Location Uses

Background, Entry, Foundation, Indoor, Lawn, Parking Strip, Patio, Street Tree


Special Uses

Container, Hedge, Screen


Attracts Wildlife

Information by:

Photographer: Normans/Steve George

  • Description

  • Notes

Soft, narrow, pointed leaves on graceful arching branches characterize this plant. The foliage is gray green, and the plant can be used as an individual specimen, screen, or even a small tree. 'Column' Avail. in 1G., 5G., 15G., 24" Box, 36" Box 'Multi-Stem' Avail. in 24" Box, 36" Box, 48" Box Std. Avail. in 5G., 24" Box, 36" Box, 48" Box, 72" Box
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halfway with native soil and water. 5. Finish back filling hole, build basin and water.