Member Price: $79.95
Member Price: $79.95
The Roman Candle Podocarpus (Podocarpus macrophyllus 'Roman Candle') is an elegant evergreen shrub or small tree, known for its striking foliage and unique growth habit. This versatile and low-maintenance plant adds year-round interest to gardens and landscapes, making it a popular choice for a wide range of settings.
The Roman Candle Podocarpus is a slow-growing evergreen, reaching a height of 8 to 15 feet and a spread of 4 to 6 feet. With its upright, columnar growth habit, this plant is an excellent choice for use as a privacy screen, hedge, or accent plant in both small and large gardens. Hardy in USDA zones 7 through 10, the Roman Candle Podocarpus thrives in full sun to partial shade and can adapt to a variety of soil types, as long as they are well-drained.
One of the key features of this plant is its adaptability, as it can be grown in a container or trained as a topiary or espalier, providing additional versatility and interest in the landscape.
The Roman Candle Podocarpus is prized for its striking foliage, which provides year-round color and texture. The evergreen leaves are lance-shaped, glossy, and dark green, with a contrasting creamy white variegation on new growth that gradually transitions to a light green as the foliage matures. This unique variegation pattern creates a stunning visual effect, particularly when the plant is backlit by the sun.
The attractive foliage of the Roman Candle Podocarpus not only adds visual interest to the garden but also provides a valuable habitat for birds and other wildlife, offering shelter and nesting sites.
The Roman Candle Podocarpus produces small, inconspicuous, and non-showy flowers that give way to small, fleshy, berry-like fruit. The fruit is initially green, maturing to a deep purple or blue-black color in the fall. While the fruit is not particularly ornamental, it is an important food source for birds and other wildlife, which are attracted to the plant for this reason.
Please note that the fruit of the Roman Candle Podocarpus is considered mildly toxic to humans and pets, and should not be ingested.
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