How quickly does Podocarpus grow?
Also asked, how do you make Podocarpus grow faster?
Podocarpus can go without bright or direct light for long stretches but will grow taller and faster under the bright light of the sun. Like any plant, they do need regular watering, though they can stand long periods with no water, especially if the soil is particularly dense.
Subsequently, question is, can you top a Podocarpus tree? Podacarpus trees have large spaces between the branches. This gives them an attractive, irregular, oval silhouette as they get older. Their lower limbs are densely covered with dark green evergreen leaves. You can prune Podocarpus into a lawn tree as little as 3 to 4 feet wide.
Then, how far apart do you plant Podocarpus?
Plant spacing Place these shrubs 3 feet apart. Come away from the house 2-1/2 or 3 feet. Along a walk or driveway, come in 4 to 5 feet to allow for mature size.
Are Podocarpus roots invasive?
Podocarpus macrophyllus (yew podocarpus) is a slow growing 40-50? An added advantage, Podocarpus has non-invasive roots so it can be planted close to a sidewalk, and appears to resist wind damage. It will grow on a range of moist but free draining soils, preferring those that are slightly acidic.