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Mark A. Miller
PODOCARPUS macrophyllus 'Maki'
Maki Yew Pine
Shrubby yew pine is a versatile large shrub or small tree for hot humid regions. Its feathery branches are covered with shorter, narrow lance-like evergreen leaves that are smaller than the species. This native of Japan and China is dioecious, meaning plants are either male or female. If pollinated, the female plants will display attractive clusters of blue and purple fruits near branch tips. 'Maki' has a dense, upright form.
'Maki' yew pine can be treated as a hedge, topiary or espalier, perhaps second to none for any of these applications. This tough plant thrives in the most adverse conditions, tolerating a wide range of light exposures and soils. Very alkaline or heavy soils may cause nutrient deficiencies and in general this plant loathes very wet soil. In cold climates shrubby yew pine can be grown in a sunny solarium or in containers that are rolled outside during the summer.
10 - 7
7 - 10
H1, H2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
20'-35' / 6.1m - 10.7m
10'-15' / 3.0m - 4.6m
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Soil Compaction
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Purple, Light Blue
Container, Foundation, Hedges, Screening / Wind Break, Shade Trees, Street Trees, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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