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Weeping Totara*

Podocarpus totara 'Pendulus'

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Weeping Totara (Podocarpus totara 'Pendulus') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Weeping Totara foliage

Weeping Totara foliage

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

Height:  30 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6


A hardy pendulous variety that is wide spreading with no leader; green-gold foliage with a very fine texure creates a lovely accent on a large landscape; slow growing and long lived, so give lots of room; can be maintained as a screen

Ornamental Features

Weeping Totara has attractive grayish green foliage which emerges gold in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain grayish green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Weeping Totara is a multi-stemmed evergreen tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. 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 has no significant negative characteristics.

Weeping Totara is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Weeping Totara will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 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 60 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 is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.


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

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden 
Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features