Podocarpus Plant Care: Learn About Podocarpus Yew Pine Trees

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Podocarpus Plant Care: Learn About Podocarpus Yew Pine Trees

By Bonnie L. Grant Podocarpus plants are often referred to as Japanese yews; however, they are not a true member of the Taxus genus. It is their needle-like leaves and growth form that is similar to the yew family, as well as their berries. The plants also have severe toxicity similar to yew plants. In the garden, growing a Podocarpus tree provides ornamental beauty combined with ease of care. Podocarpus plant care is considered minimal. This is a tough, adaptable plant, capable of surviving in a variety of sites. About Podocarpus Plants Podocarpus is an especially easy-to-grow plant in temperate to mildly warm regions. It is quite unfussy about its lighting situation, although brighter light brings faster growth. Originally from Asia, the plant is a darling of landscapers, both for its adaptability but also the way in which it can be grown. Pruning the plant to any desired shape does

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