Podocarpus macrophyllus Maki (Buddhist pine)

ORIGIN AND SPREAD: China, Japan, Korea

CHARACTERISTICS:
big-sized evergreen, slim, dark green leaves; at summer end can bear greenish blue and red berries hanging in pairs; mighty, dark brown trunk.

CARE:
can be grown in mild climate areas, where temperatures never drop below -10°C; suitable for each soil type, as long as well-drained; fertilize moderately with slow release fertilizers; two preventive insecticide treatments with white oil are recommended in winter as well as two large spectrum insecticide treatments in summer.

PRUNING:
from summer until October, use sharpened hedge clippers.

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