Podocarpus totara

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  • Narrow leaves with pointed tips.
  • Thick and stringy bark.
  • Long lived, up to 900 years.
  • Slow growing.


  • Specimen tree in parks or reserves.
  • In average sized gardens.
  • Trims well to form a hedge.

Growing Conditions

  • Wind hardy.
  • Frost hardy.
  • Grows well in river flats.


Height Width
5 year old tree 3.0m 1.5m
10 year old tree 5.0m 3.0m
Country of Origin:   New Zealand
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