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Willowleaf Podocarp*

Podocarpus salignus

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Willowleaf Podocarp (Podocarpus salignus) at Alsip Home and Nursery

Willowleaf Podocarp foliage

Willowleaf Podocarp foliage

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  40 feet

Spread:  25 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Other Names:  Long Leaved Manio


A unique and beautiful tree that grows naturally upright with weeping branches draped with long, elegant dark green leaves that are willow-like; an elegant and exotic accent on the landscape; can be maintained as an informal screen

Ornamental Features

Willowleaf Podocarp has attractive dark green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The glossy narrow leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The furrowed gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Willowleaf Podocarp is a dense evergreen tree with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Willowleaf Podocarp is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Willowleaf Podocarp will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America.


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Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Shade  Articulation  Screening 
Foliage Color  Texture  Bark  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features