Podocarpus in the shade

theukrainianMay 29, 2014


We have some podocarpus hedging trees growing in the shade. Well, "growing".

Is there anything I can do to them to make them actually grow and fill out? Or is this one of those things where they will just grow veeeery sloooowly and there is nothing I can do about it?

Thank you very much.

PS. Sorry if this is offtopic etc. Very new here. Tried searching, did not find anything.

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Found this online

"The plant can be grown in shade as well as in the sun. Too little light will result in large, elongated needles. It does best in bright light filtered through a translucent blind or curtain."
Also read it will grow more slowly on shade.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2014 at 4:11PM
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Thank you. That's what I read as well, but I was just wondering if I could "speed things up" a bit..

    Bookmark   May 29, 2014 at 5:55PM
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What type of Podocarpus are they? Maki is much slower growing, compared to Gracilior.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 5:38PM
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I have a podocarpus gracilior hedge on three sides of my backyard that I affectionately, or not so affectionately, call Hedgezilla. Much of it is in the shade. Don't worry. It'll take over your yard soon enough.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 10:03PM
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