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Podocarpus in the shade

Posted by theukrainian none (My Page) on
Thu, May 29, 14 at 1:41


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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RE: Podocarpus in the shade

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.

RE: Podocarpus in the shade

Thank you. That's what I read as well, but I was just wondering if I could "speed things up" a bit..

RE: Podocarpus in the shade

What type of Podocarpus are they? Maki is much slower growing, compared to Gracilior.

RE: Podocarpus in the shade

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.

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