Name in Latin: Podocarpaceae
Name in English: Podocarpus
Origin: native to Afromontane forests of Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda
Growth Habit: medium sized tree growing 20-40 m tall
Flower: The fruits are cones.
Blooming Period: N/A
Leaf: spirally arranged, lanceolate 2-6 cm long. Dark green and conifer like with long, flexible , flat needles on tall branches. Leaves vary in disposition sometimes being spirally arranged, but at others in two opposite or sub-opposite ranks. They are shortly petiolate and linear to linear-lanceolate, narrowing abruptly to a sharp or blunt apex and basally to a slightly twisted short stalk.
Useful for setting framework, accents, fill
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 1-3 weeks
Amount of water: moderate
In horticulture, where it is sometimes known by the confusing name "fern pine", it is grown as a tree, hedge, screen, or espalier in subtropical regions.