Podocarpus 'Chocolate Box'
Podocarpus can be evergreen shrubs or trees, with spirally arranged leaves which may be linear or narrowly lanceolate. Found in the wild in Chile where conversion from natural to plantation forest has seen a substantial decline in the population size and distribution.
Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery Podocarpus 'Chocolate Box' is a new variety of hybrid podocarpus with lovely deep chocolate coloured foliage in winter after the first hard frosts, dark reddish-green rest of the year. Forms a small rounded bush.
Soil Type: Acid, alkaline, heavy clay, light sandy, normal.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage Colour: Dark reddish green.
Ultimate Height: 5m.
Ultimate Spread: 2m
Time to ultimate height: 20-50 years.
Pot Size: 3 and 10 litre.
Special Attributes: Makes a great accent plant for the garden landscape.