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Products > Podocarpus henkelii
 
Podocarpus henkelii - Long Leafed Yellow-wood
  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tree
Family: Podocarpaceae (Podocarps)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Insignificant
Bloomtime: Not Significant
Height: 25-40 feet
Width: 15-25 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Podocarpus henkelii (Long Leafed Yellowwood) - Long (5-7 inches) blue-green leaves droop on sweeping branches on this evergreen tree. Grows to 25 to 35 feet tall by 15 to 25 feet wide. The foliage is distinctive, a dense, heavy, shiny, dark green, conspicuously drooping. Plant in sun or part shade with regular watering. It is moderately drought-resistant and frost hardy but grows best on moist sites in sandy or loamy soil. It can tolerate less favourable sites, but then grows very slowly and can perform poorly in heavy clay soils. It is a very neat and decorative tree suitable for both home gardens and large landscapes where it can be an excellent specimen tree for lawns or even a street planting. It can also be used in hedges and formal gardens, as it can be pruned to the desired shape. The name for the genus is derived from Greek words 'podo' meaning "foot" or "footed" and 'karpos' which means "fruit" in reference to the fleshy stalk or receptacle that holds the seed. This is lacking on some plants previously included in this genus and these plants have been transferred to the new genus Afrocarpus. The specific epithet was named after Dr J.S. Henkel, formerly of the S.A. Forestry Department. It is found growing from the Eastern Cape to KwaZulu-Natal and is most abundant in moist inland forest.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or have additional cultural tips that would aid others growing Podocarpus henkelii .
 
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