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Podocarpus gracilior (African Fern Pine)

Fern Pine, East African Yellowwood

The average plant height is 170 cm
The average plant height is 300 cm
The average plant height is 170 cm

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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Trees
Height:20.00 m
Spread:10.00 m
Flowering time:
Tolerances:Coastal, Extended dry periods, Hardy, Wind
Garden uses:Avenues, Hedging, Parks, Screening, Specimen
Garden styles:Alpine, Coastal, Formal, Mediterranean
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Podocarpus gracilior (African Fern Pine) Details

Podocarpus gracilior, commonly known as the African Fern Pine, is a medium sized, slow growing tree renowned for its foliage. It carries soft, weeping, deep green foliage held on rigid branches. It typically grows to 20 m tall and 10 m wide but can easily be contained with trimming. Best results with this tree are achieved when it is planted in full sun on a well-drained site. It is tolerant of mild drought, coastal environments, wind, and frost. In NZ gardens Podocarpus gracilior makes a lovely shade tree, specimen, screen, or hedge. It also suits being included in a mixed planting in a large garden and or being used in an avenue planting.

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