A: The Podocarpus is a shrub for USDA Zones 7-9 which prefers the high heat and humidity of the southern USA and will not tolerate prolonged temperatures below 55 deg F. It is not recommended to grow this plant outdoors in western MA. This is a Yew for the Southern climates and is not the common northern Yew variety, aka Taxus.
A: Hello, thank you for your question. For a quick privacy hedge, the Podocarpus can be planted 3-4 ft. apart. You would need 6-8 plants total. To achieve desired height, simply trim back the branches to the height desired each time the plant grows taller.
A: The mature height is 180".
A: Hi Butch, thank you for your inquiry, the Podocarpus are about 24 in. tall right now.
|Brand||SOUTHERN LIVING||Costa Farms|
|Name||3 Gal. Yew Plum Pine Podocarpus Shrub||3 Gal. Golden Oakland Holly Plant with Golden Variegated Foliage||Eugenia 2 Ball Topiary Indoor/Outdoor Plant in 10 in. Grower Pot, Avg. Shipping Height 3-4 ft. Tall||#7 Pot Yew Podocarpus Macrophyllus Evergreen Shrub|
|Mature Height (ft.)||Greater than 12||Greater than 12||4-6||Greater than 12|
|Hardiness Zone||7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)||6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)||10 (30 to 40 F)||10 (30 to 40 F),11 (40 to 50 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)|
|Sun Tolerance||Full Sun||Full Sun||Full Sun||Part Sun|
|Additional Characteristics||Disease Resistant||None Listed||Prepotted||Disease Resistant,Low Maintenance,Privacy|
|Common Name Family||Podocarpus||Holly||Eugenia||Podocarpus|
|Pet Friendly||Unsafe for Pets||Safe for Cats,Safe for Dogs||Unsafe for Pets||Unsafe for Pets|
|Water Requirements||Twice a week||When soil is dry||Once a week||Once a week|
|Bloom Season||No Blossoms||No Blossoms||No Blossoms||Spring|
|Mature Height (in.)||180 in.||240 in.||120 in.||360 in.|
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