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Scientific Name: Podocarpus macrophyllus
Pronunciation: poe-doe-KAR-pus mack-roe-FILL-us
Common Name: Buddhist pine , Japanese yew
Family Name: Podocarpaceae
Plant Type: Conifer, Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features: Leaves, linear, leathery, dark green, shiny, with nice fragrance when broken, about 0.6 cm x 10 cm long.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:10 - 15m
Spread:5 - 7m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Rating: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google. Compare to Podocarpus salignus. Compare to African fern pine
Buddhist pine , Japanese yew
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Linear
Apices: Attenuate
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: n/a (male cone)
Flower Morphology:Dioecious plant
Colour (petals): Male Cone, Green-yellow, White
Flower Time at Peak:
Additional Info: The male strobilus is catkin-like.
Fruit Type:
Fruit Colour: Blue, Red, Purple
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Showy, Drupe-like with a fleshy aril.
Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Low indoor temperature
Light Level:Medium indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Mealybugs, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant )
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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