Genus of more than a hundred species of conifers with a native range that extends in warm and tropical regions around the world.
Latin name: Podocarpus nivalis
Evergreen shrubs or trees with needle-like foliage.
Grow in moist, fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soils, in full sun.
No disease problems.
Typical species propagate by seeds that germinate in spring at a temperature of 20°C (68°F), after cold stratification. Cultivars are propagated by semi-woody cuttings cut by fingernail and placed on a bottom heat mat.
Short, mat-forming plant with green foliage, native to New Zealand. Female plants produce red fruits in autumn, very similar to those of the Taxus species.