Podocarpus grow and care – shrub‎ or tree of the genus Podocarpus also known as Plum pine, Podocarpus perennial evergreen pinophyta used as ornamental hedge plant or as bonsai, can grow in subtropics, temperate, mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-10.

Leaves color green in linear shape can be 2-3 cm or 4-10 cm the long leaves tending to weep

Podocarpus flower

Flower color can be: green, white or pink, the plant dioecious the male flowers grow in like “ice pop shape” and the female in a cone.

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How to grow Podocarpus growing and care:


What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
Shrub 2-4 m (80-160 inches) as a tree 4-20m (12-60 feet)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Green, white or pink, the plant dioecious the male flowers grow in like “ice pop shape” and the female in a cone

Scientific name:


How to grow Podocarpus

Podocarpus bonsai tree

Podocarpus bonsai



Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Green flower
  • Pink flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Pinophyta Conifers
  • Shrub
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Ornamental plants
  • Shade tree
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9