SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Quail Botanical Gardens - Encinitas, CA and Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA
Tends to be dwarfed under cultivation. Useful as a container plant. Can grow to 90 feet tall in its native environment.
Native to Japan.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 15 - 25 feet.
Width: 5 - 10 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity Greater than 150 years.
Leaves Lanceolate to Oblong, Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. . Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Mostly Green Cone, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches).
Bark Dark Brown or Purple, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 8, 9 and 14 - 24; H1, H2.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Not Deer Palatable.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Podocarpus nagi Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 19, 2018.
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