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Podocarpus laetus (Mountain Totara)

The average plant height is 120 cm This is a large grade plant

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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Trees
Height:20.00 m
Spread:12.00 m
Flowering time:
Tolerances:Coastal, Hardy, Wind
Garden uses:Parks, Screening, Specimen
Garden styles:Alpine, Coastal, Mediterranean, Native
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateSlow

Podocarpus laetus (Mountain Totara) Details

Podocarpus laetus, commonly known as Mountain Totara, is an elegant NZ native tree grown for its great stature and tidy form. It features small leaves which are held somewhat densely off sturdy branches. As the tree matures the leave size increases. It typically grows with a single trunk and has flaky, paper-like bark, eventually reaching 20 m tall and 12 m wide with a trunk that can become over 1 m in diameter. This evergreen grows best when planted in full sun on a well-drained site. It is tolerant of frost, exposed positions, and coastal environments but will certainly benefit from being protected while it establishes. Podocarpus laetus makes for a lovely specimen in parks and the like and is also well suited to being included in revegetation plantings.

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