Podocarpus gracilior

Fern Pine

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Trees

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Large

Also Grown As: Column / Espalier / Standard Tree

Mature Height & Spread: 20-60' x 10-20'

Natural Growth Habit: Oval

Native To: Africa

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Insignificant

Special Features: Deer Resistant / Desert Conditions / Hedge / Screen / Seacoast Conditions / Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes: #5, #15, 24" Box, 36" Box, 48" Box

Sunset Garden Zones: 8, 9, 13-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 10

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.

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.