Scientific Name: Podocarpus lawrencei ( syn. P. alpinus )
Common Name: Tasmanian podocarp
Family Name: Podocarpaceae
Origin: Australia / New Zealand
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Conifer
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 1.5 - 2.0m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Spreading
Form: Mounded, Round
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Mixed shrub border, Rock garden
Exposure: Full sun, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Needle-like, Alternate, Spiraled, Sessile, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Falcate, Linear, Oblong, Spatulate, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Yellow, Red
Fruit: Edible, (Accessory tissue), Green, Red, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Leaves crowed, sessile, linear-spatulate, 4-16mm long x 1.5-2.5(-5)mm wide, dull green, lower surface with gray stomatal bands on either side of midrib; pollen cones catkin-like, purplish-red maturing to yellow, 7-15mm long; seed cones berry-like in leaf axils, greenwith bright red resceptacle; seeds solitary ovoid, 3-6mm long. <a href ='' target='_blank'></a>