A BIT MORE...A fabulous evergreen tree, Podocarpus gracilior makes a wonderful hedge, screen, distinctive tree, espalier or container plant.. Best in Western Garden zones 8, 9, or 13-24, it thrives on full sun or partial shade with regular water. Glossy green to blue-green leaves are long (2-4 inches), narrow (1/2 inch) and tapered at the ends. They densely cover the branches making this an excellent choice for hedges or screens which require foliage from top to bottom. Native to Eastern African where it is grown for its timber, it is blissfully unaffected by diseases or pests, including deer. This variety is consistently one of Boething Treeland’s most popular.