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Prune It Your Way! The Adaptable Yew Podocarpus
The Yew Podocarpus is a low-maintenance plant with soft, green foliage and hardy nature. Easily pruned, you can decide whether it will grow as a large shrub or a small tree! Amongst the foliage, the plant also produces blue female cones that turn into blue berries that attract birds in the summer.
Despite its name, the Yew Podocarpus is not a member of the yew genus, Taxus. Part of the Podocarpus genus, it’s often mistaken for a yew due to its needle-like leaves, berries, and name. The Yew Podocarpus is a highly adaptable tree that can survive many conditions and requires minimal maintenance.
Perhaps the most significant feature of the Yew Podocarpus is how naturally it takes to pruning. You can prune the plant in just about any shape, even working as bonsais or espaliers. Most gardeners grow the plant as a hedge, thanks to its dense growth. It works well as a windbreak, privacy hedge, and border between properties.
The Yew Podocarpus also works well in containers and small spaces as a tall accent, since it has a narrow root system. If left untrimmed, the plant naturally has a pointed shape and upright branch growth. With enough room, it can even appear spruce-like.
The Yew Podocarpus was hand-selected and cultivated by our team of plant experts, and you can expect a hardy, beautiful plant ready for planting. Order your Yew Podocarpus today!
Planting & Care
Planting Instructions: They’re adaptable, resistant to disease, pests and more, but your Yew Podocarpus needs proper care to thrive.
First, choose an area with at least 4 to 8 hours of sunlight per day. After scouting the location for your Yew, dig a hole that’s at least two to three times wider than your tree’s root ball. Once you’ve placed your Podocarpus, back fill its soil, tamp down to avoid air pockets and then water to help establish its roots.
Watering: It’s moderately drought tolerant, but regular waterings are important (one or two thorough waterings weekly) for the first few growing seasons to establish the Yew’s root system. If you’re not sure when to water your Yew, simply check the surrounding soil, down to around 2 or 3 inches. If your tree’s soil is dry, it’s time to water it.
Once it’s established, you can reduce frequency, but somewhat regular watering is important (depending on your soil needs, once a week should be fine).
Fertilizing: The Yew Podocarpus is slow growing, so it benefits from fertilizer. Feed your tree with a well-balanced formula in early spring, before new growth emerges.
Pruning: Prune your Yew Podocarpus Tree annually for your desired shape or landscape needs.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $125||$19.95|
|$125 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
|Mature Height:||12-20 ft.|
|Mature Width:||6-8 ft.|
|Botanical Name:||Podocarpus macrophyllus|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ,GA|
|Grows Well In Zones:||7-11 outdoors|
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