Specie: P. macrophyllus
Kusamaki , Buddist Pine: Fern Pind, Chinese Yew, or Japanese Yew
Name in Latin: Podocarpaceae
Name in English: The Podocarp Family
Origin: southern China and Japan
Growth Habit: evergreen tree, upright, compact branching
Flower: inconspicuous, have little ornamental value
Blooming Period: n/a
Leaf: strap-shaped with central mid-rib: needle-like, entire.
Outdoor-container plant or hedging. Indoor-potted. Great for cut greens- long lasting
Care and Handling
Soil: general potting
Amount of water: moist soil but well drained soil, medium
Nutrition: slightly acid soil, Need additional Iron and Madnesium 2 times a year.
Special handling: can grow in shade as well as in the sun. Pruning is necessary to get side branches to grow. Pinch off new growth as necessary . Staking may be advisable for main stem of potted plant.
Highly regarded as feng shui tree in Hong Kong.