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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 South African Totara

This is a very special tree that hails from South Africa and is in the same family as our much loved Totara. The dark evergreen foliage is quite unique in appearance and has an attractive drooping, curving habit. Very tolerant and easy to grow but matures slowly. Very handsome specimen tree.

 

Habit: Upright
Mature Size 7-10 yrs (HxW): 7m x 4m

Podocarpus Henkelii

Current Stock Height: 130/150 cm  ? 

Container: hessian  ? 

$119.99

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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
Mature Size 7-10 yrs (HxW): 6m x 4m

Podocarpus T Matapouri Blue

Expected Stock Height: 180/200 cm  ? 

Currently sold out. Add to your waitlist to be advised when next in stock.

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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.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Habit: arching
Mature Size 7-10 yrs (HxW): 50cm x 50cm

Podocarpus Nivalis Ball

Current Stock Height: 30cm/40cm  ? 

Container: 5l  ? 

$49.99

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aka Totara

Whilst this evergreen native tree will eventually reach 30m it won't happen in your life time as it is very slow growing. A highly valued native with a special place in Maori history. Dense, bronze green, stiff narrow leaves adorn a handsome pyramidal tree. Estimated height after 10 years.

 

Habit: Upright
Mature Size 7-10 yrs (HxW): 6m x 4m

Podocarpus Totara

Expected Stock Height: 300/350 cm  ? 

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Podocarpus Totara

Expected Stock Height: 220/240cm  ? 

New stock expected Beginning of July, 2024. Waitlist now. Estimated price TBA. Payment on order.

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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
Mature Size 7-10 yrs (HxW): 6m x 4m

Podocarpus Totara Aurea

Current Stock Height: 150/180 cm  ? 

Container: Hessian  ? 

$129.99

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