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Yellowwood, Podocarpus
Scientific Name: Podocarpus latifolius (Thunb.) R.Br. ex Mirb.
Synonym: Taxus latifolius, Nageia latifolia, Podocarpus thunbergii, Podocarpus ulugurensis
Family: Podocarpaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9,12,13-25
USDA: 10-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Central and southern Africa

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree with open weeping habit or shrub, 40 to 75 feet tall (12-22 m), 25 to 35 feet spread (7-10 m) or more; bluish green or grayish green oblong leaves, 1.4 to 3.6 inches long (3.5-9 cm), 0.25 to 0.5 inch wide (6-12 mm), juvenile leaves much longer.

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Seeds

The species epithet 'latifolius' comes from the Latin for wide leaf.
The wood of the Yellowwood has been used in construction or boat building.

Blooming Habits:
Inconspicuous flowers, followed by green fleshy fruits, 0.5 to 1 inch long (1.2-2.5 cm), turning orange or reddish when ripe.

Fruiting Habits:

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