Podocarpus macrophyllus     
Japanese yew   
Podocarpaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: upright columnar tree, or large shrub
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 20-30ft, spread 12-15ft
Leaves: dark green, linear, flat, 3in long 1/2in wide; almost needlelike
Flowers: not ornamental, white to cream colored catkin, to 1.5in long
Fruit: reddish-purple droop berry
Japanese yew
Podocarpus macrophyllus
on north wall of building
Stems/Trunks: upright
Range/Origin: Japan and southern China
Hardiness: mid to low teens




small white catkin flowers
catkins on Podocarpus macrophyllus
aka Yew pine
leaves will be lighter in summer in response to reflected heat

narrow leaves
leaf form

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