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Fern Podocarpus Column

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$108.00
 
Twice a monthFull sunDeer resistant
 
  • Elegant Vertical Accent: The Fern Podocarpus Column provides a striking vertical element to any landscape with its tall, slender growth habit and lush, fern-like foliage. This makes it an excellent choice for creating natural privacy screens or adding an elegant focal point to garden designs.
  • Low-Maintenance and Durable: Once established, the Podocarpus Column is remarkably resilient, able to withstand various conditions from drought to urban pollution. It's an ideal selection for gardeners seeking a stately look without the constant upkeep.
  • Adaptable and Versatile: This plant adapts well to a range of soil types and can be pruned into formal topiaries or left to grow in its natural, graceful form. It's versatile enough for both container gardening and ground planting, fitting beautifully into diverse landscape styles from Asian-inspired to contemporary.
 

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Fern Podocarpus Column, also known as Podocarpus gracilior Column (Afrocarpus), is a beautiful and elegant evergreen tree that can add a touch of tropical flair to any landscape or garden. With its tall, slender columnar form and lush, dense foliage of bright green, it makes an excellent specimen plant or focal point. Its moderate growth rate and low maintenance needs make it an easy-care plant that can thrive in a wide range of conditions. Expect to enjoy the graceful beauty and year-round interest of this stunning plant for many years to come!

Growth rate: Moderate growth rate. Reaches a mature height of 40-50 ft and 25 ft. wide

Please note: Images on our website depict plants and trees at full maturity to showcase their expected grown characteristics. These images are illustrative examples only and do not represent the size of plants or trees upon delivery.

Pruning: The Fern Podocarpus Column doesn't require much pruning, but it can be lightly trimmed to maintain its shape and size in late winter or early spring.

Fertilization: Apply a slow-release, balanced fertilizer once a year in early spring to promote healthy growth and foliage color.

Winter Protection: The Fern Podocarpus Column is hardy in zones 9-11, but in colder areas, it should be protected from frost and freezing temperatures by wrapping the tree with burlap or providing it with a protective cover.


When planting the Fern Podocarpus Column, it is important to select a location that receives full to partial sunlight and has well-draining soil. If planting in a pot, choose a container that is at least 2-3 times the size of the plant's root ball and has drainage holes. Use a high-quality potting mix that is specifically formulated for container plants, and ensure that the soil is kept consistently moist but not waterlogged. If planting in the ground, dig a hole that is twice the size of the plant's root ball and amend the soil with compost or other organic matter. Gently remove the plant from its container and loosen any tangled roots before placing it in the planting hole. Backfill with soil and water thoroughly to settle the soil. Mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Regular watering and fertilization will help ensure the plant's health and vigor.

The Fern Podocarpus Column prefers full to partial sunlight, receiving at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day for optimal growth and foliage color. As for watering, it should be done thoroughly and deeply, allowing the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again. The frequency of watering will depend on the environment, climate, and season. In general, the Fern Podocarpus Column needs regular watering during its establishment period and in hot, dry weather. Once established, it is moderately drought-tolerant and can tolerate occasional periods of dry soil. It is important to avoid overwatering, as the plant is susceptible to root rot in waterlogged soil.

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USDA GROW ZONE:

Zones 9-11

The Fern Podocarpus Column, scientifically known as Podocarpus gracilior Column (Afrocarpus), is hardy in USDA plant hardiness zones 9-11, which means it can tolerate minimum temperatures of 20-40°F (-6.7 to 4.4°C). It is a tropical plant that prefers warm temperatures and can be damaged or killed by frost or prolonged exposure to cold temperatures. Therefore, it is important to protect the plant from frost and freezing temperatures in colder regions by covering it with a protective cover or wrapping it with burlap during the winter months. In zones 9-11, where temperatures rarely drop below freezing, the Fern Podocarpus Column can be grown as a landscape or container plant with minimal winter protection.

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We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!