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Podocarpus

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The genus of Podocarpus consists of about 100 species of evergreen, coniferous trees and shrubs. They have dark green, leathery, elongated leaves, or, as in the well-loved Totara, smaller, needle-like, olive green to yellow leaves. They make excellent specimen trees for gardens that have the space to show them off to best effect, or shrubby borders or hedging plants. Commercially they are highly valued for their timber which is used extensively in Maori carvings.  



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aka Totara

A very attractive form of our native Totara with blue-grey needles of foliage and attractive bark. Good as a specimen in the landscape or can be trimmed to form a dense hedge. Worthy of planting and very hardy and easy to grow. Evergreen

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 4m

Podocarpus T Matapouri Blue

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$24.99

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aka Mountain Totara

Native. A trouble free, easy care shrub that will grow almost anywhere. The drooping, arching branches have rigid, leathery foliage in shades of yellow-green. The tips of the branches will often root where they touch the ground therefore spreading on and stabilizing difficult sites. Evergreen.

 

Habit: Arching
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm x 100cm

Podocarpus Nivalis

Current Stock Height: 25/35 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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aka Alpine totara

Native. A trouble free, easy care shrub that will grow almost anywhere. The drooping, arching branches have rigid, leathery foliage in shades of yellow-green. In this case it has been trained into balls. Dense foliage that needs to be clipped to keep the Topiary in shape.

 

Habit: arching
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm x 50cm

Podocarpus Nivalis Ball

Current Stock Height: 30cm

Container: 5l  ? 

$49.99

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aka Golden Totara

Native. A handsome specimen tree for sun or part shade. The stiff narrow leaves are a beautiful golden shade and complement the reddish brown bark. Slow growing, hardy and tolerant of all conditions except wet 'feet'. Height given is 10 year estimate. Evergreen.

Totara were a valuable timer source in early NZ. Maori also used large specimens to craft their war canoes. The peeling bark was used for roofing material and for fashioning food baskets.

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 4m

Podocarpus Totara Aurea

Current Stock Height: 130/150 cm  ? 

Container: 7.5l  ? 

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