Podocarpus macrophyllus Maki (Buddhist pine)

ORIGIN AND SPREAD: China, Japan, Korea

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

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.

from summer until October, use sharpened hedge clippers.