This is a genus of five or six species native to Asia. The genus is closely related to the podocarpus
genus and was separated from it by characters of the strobili. This evergreen conifer
is native to China.
It has a pyramidal shape and broad, flattened leaves that a you might not
recognize as a conifer’s leaf. Like podocarpus, it has a drupe-like, fleshy fruit-like
strobilus instead of a cone.
See this plant in the OutTakes Plaza on the northwest side of building 15.
A medium sized tree to about forty feet tall.
Light: full sun to part shade
Water: moderately drought tolerant when established, may benefit from irrigation during prolonged drought
Soil: very adaptable, no special requirements
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