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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Picture of Podocarpus T Matapouri Blue

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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.

 

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

Podocarpus T Matapouri Blue

Current Stock Height: 200/230 cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

$129.99


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Picture of Podocarpus Totara

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

Podocarpus Totara

Current Stock Height: 220/240cm  ? 

Container: pb40  ? 

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Picture of Podocarpus Totara Aurea

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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: 150/170 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

$59.99


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Podocarpus Totara Aurea

Current Stock Height: 140/160 cm  ? 

Container: Hessian  ? 

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Wairere Nursery
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