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Hunter’s Plant Pick of the Week – Podocarpus (Japanese Yew)

Posted on January, 30

Sometimes called Podocarpus and other times called Japanese Yew, this large upright-growing evergreen shrub is awesome! Its fine textured long, narrow dark green leaves provide color throughout the year, and it produces unique bluish-purple berries. It takes well to shearing, and also tolerates heat and humidity well.

Hunter likes podocarpus because they are low maintenance and grow nice and large (8-12′ tall x 5-6′ wide and larger with age) so they are perfect for a single specimen plant, but also do great as a clipped hedge, a sheared topiary, or in mass as a natural privacy screen. Plant in shade or part shade conditions.

Many are on sale now! Go to to check out sizes and prices, then come on down to get yours today.