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Podocarpus macrophyllus

Bigleaf Podocarp or Kusamaki
Zone: 11, 10a, 10b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Dappled Shade
Plant Category: Shade & Flowering Trees
Height: Minimum 12 feet , Maximum 20 feet
Width: Minimum 6 feet , Maximum 8 feet
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Self-fruiting clone. Shared with us some years ago by plant geek buddy, Mike Remmick, originally from his stay at the North Carolina State University Arboretum, now the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC. Though he has not been able to locate the original plant during our many trips to this fabulous institution, Mike's specimen has grown to a beautifully conical, 12 feet ... ok...minus one bout of falling into a creek...but it's back. This form is particularly desirable to us, not only because of its hardiness, having survived well below 0ºF in Raleigh, but also because of its heavily powder-blue dusted foliage and quite attractive red "berries" produced with no playmates in sight. Average garden conditions; dappled shade to bright light with decent drainage. Doesn't turn down a little manure once in a while. Frost hardy to at least USDA zone 7.
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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:30 PM

Very narrow, 3-5" long glossy dark-green leaves are arranged in dense spirals around the twigs of this vigorous, distinctive large shrub; an unusual ; effective hedge or easily trained to a tall column. PSh/Med

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