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Podocarpus elongatus

Family: Podocarpaceae (Yellowwood family)

Common names: Breede River Yellowwood (E); Breederivier-geelhout (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Tree
A magnificent evergreen tree

Podocarpus elongatus

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

SLOW GROWER

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

AVERAGE SIZE:

5m x 3m
FRUITING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Podocarpus elongatus

DESCRIPTION

A small evergreen tree or shrub with a grey bark which peels in longitudinal strips. The grey-green leaves are crowded towards the ends of the branchlets. It bears male and female cones, with the female cones red.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION
Favours sandy soils along rivers and streams in the Western Cape. Sometimes seen on mountainsides.
LANDSCAPING USES
This is a protected tree in South Africa and the smallest yellowwood of the region. It prefers sandy soil.
GARDEN THEMES
Country, Forest, Formal, Woodland
FOLIAGE
FRUIT

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