Prized for low maintenance requirements, resistance to pests and a wide tolerance of growing conditions, the fern pine (Podocarpus gracilior) is a versatile species that can be allowed to grow as a tree or trimmed to be a hedge, an espalier, or a shrub.
Although native to Africa, this species has become popular throughout the southern United States. It is used frequently as a barrier hedge or bush, an accent tree, patio tree, shade tree, as a windbreak, to adorn parking lots, for highway medians and along boulevards.
Whittier Greenway Trail
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December 30, 2017