yew pine (Podocarpus macrophyllus)

Native: Southern China and Japan.

Tree Characteristics

  • Shape: Conical
  • Foliage: Evergreen, Lanceolate to Linear, Medium Green, No Change
  • Height: 40 - 50 feet.
  • Width: 20 feet.
  • Flowers: Inconspicuous. Yellow. Flowers in Spring.
  • Fruit/Cone: Purple Cone, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall Edible.
  • Bark: Dark Gray or Light Gray, Exfoliating or Furrowed.
  • Shading Capacity: Dense in Leaf.
  • Litter Issue: Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

  • Zones: Sunset 4 - 9 and 12 – 24, USDA Hardiness 7 - 10.
  • Exposure: Partial Shade.

Pests & Disease Information

  • Susceptible: Mites and Scales, Sooty Mold.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Branch Strength: Medium.
  • Root Damage Potential: Low.
  • Health Hazard: None Known
  • Biogenic Emissions: Low.

Source:

SelecTree. "Podocarpus macrophyllus Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 20, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/podocarpus-macrophyllus >

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