Podocarpus, African fern pine, Yew pine—Podocarpus spp.
Family Podocarpaceae (Podocarpus family)
Podocarpus spp. are adaptable evergreen trees or shrubs. Leaves are needlelike. Female plants will bear small, fleshy fruit after many years if male plants are nearby.
Optimum conditions for growth
Podocarpus is often planted as screens or background plants. They can be grown as street, lawn, patio, or garden trees, as hedges, or in containers. They do well in areas with full sun or part shade. They are tolerant of most soil types but may become yellow in alkaline, heavy, or damp soils. Provide regular amounts of water and good drainage.
Foliage of Podocarpus sp.
Fruit of Podocarpus sp.