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Is Japanese yew and Podocarpus the same?

Is Japanese yew and Podocarpus the same?

Podocarpus plants are often referred to as Japanese yews, however, they are not a true member of the Taxus genus. It is their needle-like leaves and growth form that is similar to the yew family, as well as their berries. In the garden, growing a Podocarpus tree provides ornamental beauty combined with ease of care.

Is Podocarpus plant poisonous?

This plant, which is also called the Yew Pine, Southern Yew, or Podocarpus, can be poisonous when ingested. The fruits and leaves of this plant contain an unknown toxin that causes severe vomiting and diarrhea when consumed.

How do you identify Podocarpus?

The 105 species of Podocarpus are evergreen shrubs or trees that grow to mature heights of 3 to 80 feet (1 – 25 m) tall, rarely to 125 feet (40 m). The leaves measure 0.2 to 6 inches (0.5 – 15 cm) long, with lanceolate to oblong, falcate (sickle-shaped) in some species, with a distinct midrib.

Is there a dwarf Podocarpus?

Podocarpus macrophyllus ‘Pringles Dwarf’ This fantastic evergreen shrub is a dwarf form of an old landscape favorite! It has small dark green needle-like foliage and a dense habit.

Are Podocarpus fast growing?

From eastern Africa, this Podocarpus gracilior is a versatile, fast-growing plant popular with homeowners looking for good privacy screens, windbreakers and background plants for their landscape. Podocarpus gracilior can be trimmed down to fit into tighter forms, or be left alone to reach heights of up to 40-feet.

How do you make Podocarpus grow faster?

Podocarpus grows faster in the bright sunlight so growing these plants at the spot where there is much reach of light will help to grow taller and faster. Like other green-leaved plants, they also need regular watering though they can grow even with low watering.

Do dogs eat Podocarpus?

Yew pine (Podocarpus macrophylla), part of the Podocarpaceae family, are evergreen shrubs or trees that have needle-like leaves and pods. All parts of the tree can be toxic to dogs if ingested, with even small amounts leading to nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, possibly causing dehydration in your dog.

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How can you tell if a Podocarpus is male or female?

Trees are either male or female. Males have yellowish pollen-producing catkin-like cones and females bear the seeds.

What is Pringles podocarpus?

Podocarpus macrophyllus ‘Pringle’s Dwarf’, also known as Japanese Yew, this dwarf evergreen has dark green needles and makes an excellent border plant, but can be used in a container or rock garden. Plant in full sun to part shade. Highly salt tolerant in well drained soils.

What kind of plant is a Podocarpus plant?

Podocarpus macrophyllus. Handsome and hardy, podocarpus is the ultimate in a low-maintenance shrub for sun or shade. The soft, fine-textured foliage is great-looking when sheared as a formal hedge or left to grow more naturally as a large accent with minimal trimming required.

How big does a Podocarpus macrophyllus tree get?

Podocarpus macrophyllus var. angustifolius is a narrow, columnar tree with curved leaves, 2 to 4.5 inches long; Podocarpus macrophyllus var. appressus is a low shrub with short leaves; Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki has erect branches, columnar form, 1.5 to 3-inch-long leaves.

What is the scientific name for Podocarpus Takahashi?

Figure 5. Stunted new leaf growth from feeding damage and sooty mold growth on excreted honeydew on podocarpus caused by podocarpus aphids, Neophyllaphis podocarpi Takahashi. Photograph by Stephen H. Brown, University of Florida.

Is the podocarpus aphid A native of New Zealand?

The podocarpus aphid was reported previously as a native aphid of New Zealand, but recent taxonomic work determined that it was mistakenly identified, and the aphid species present in New Zealand is actually Neophyllaphis totarae (Cottier) (Teulon et al. 2013).