Brown Pine

Podocarpus elatus - botanical name

Podocarpus elatus

Evergreen tree forming an upright cylindrical form (20m x 10m) from rainforests of Qld and NSW. Dark green glossy narrow oblong leaves with a sharp point. Lighter green new growth. Edible bluish black plum-like fruit on female plants. Useful as a specimen or shade tree in a large garden. Can be pruned to a large hedge. Tolerates a wide range of soils and aspects. Frost tolerant.

  • Plant type
    Tree
  • Sun/Shade tolerance
    Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Frost tolerance
    Frost hardy
  • Soil type(s)
    Sand, Clay, Loam
  • Water rating
    Medium
  • Plant origin
    Non indigenous (Rainforests of Qld & NSW)
  • Scale
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