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

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half, Shade

 

Water

Medium

 

Growth Rate

Slow

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky

 

Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Formal, Japanese, Meadow, Ranch

 

Accenting Features

Espalier

 

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.