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Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Chinese Podocarpus, Shrubby podocarpus
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; use as specimen, hedge or screen; 'Maki' is a slower growing version of the species, reaching only 8-10 ft. in height, 3-5 ft. wide. Particularly resistant to damage by deer.  This plant is highly salt tolerant.

Description:
Evergreen shrub or tree; leaves alternate, simple, narrowly strap-like, dark green with lighter midrib; pollen cones yellowish and elongated; seed light blue, fleshy, with red, enlarged stalk.
Height:
20-35 ft.
Foliage:
0.5 to 2.7 in. needle-like leaves arranged spirally; waxy, lustrous dark green; two wide bands below
Flower:
1 to 1.5 in. male catkin-like flowers occur in clusters; 0.5 in. purple-red fruit on female plants
Zones:
7 to 11
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to shade; well-drained soil; does not tolerate wet sites
Texture:
Medium to fine
Form:
Upright oval to columnar shrub or small tree; almost-vertical branches
Poison Part:
Fleshy seeds (resemble fruits) eaten by children.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
Toxic Principle:
Unidentified.
Severity:
CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as cultivated ornamental woody shrub
Width:
10-12 ft.
Tags:
salt tolerant, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1727

Podocarpus macrophyllus Podocarpus macrophyllus
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Podocarpus macrophyllus P. macrophyllus new growth detail
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0