Now available: PLANTS FOR YOUR FOOD FOREST: an important new book from PFAF. It focuses on the attributes of plants suitable for food forests, what each can contribute to a food forest ecosystem, including carbon sequestration, and the kinds of foods they yield. The book suggests that community and small-scale food forests can provide a real alternative to intensive industrialised agriculture, and help to combat the many inter-related environmental crises that threaten the very future of life on Earth. More >>>

Follow Us:

 

Nageia nagi - (Thunb.)Kuntze.

Common Name Nagi, Nagi Podocarpus, Broadleaf Podocarpus
Family Podocarpaceae
USDA hardiness 9-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Mountains in C. and S. Japan[58]. Evergreen broad-leaved and Quercus forests, forests on dry mountainsides, thickets, along streams at elevations of 200 - 1200 metres in China[266].
Range E. Asia - S. China, S. Japan.
Edibility Rating    (1 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care (info)
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Nageia nagi Nagi, Nagi Podocarpus, Broadleaf  Podocarpus


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Podocarpus_nageia_SZ137.png
Nageia nagi Nagi, Nagi Podocarpus, Broadleaf  Podocarpus
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Keisotyo

 

Translate this page:

Summary

Bloom Color: Yellow. Main Bloom Time: Early spring, Late spring, Mid spring. Form: Oval, Pyramidal, Upright or erect.


Physical Characteristics

 icon of manicon of cone
Nageia nagi is an evergreen Tree growing to 25 m (82ft 0in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf all year, in flower from March to May, and the seeds ripen from September to November. The species is dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required). and is pollinated by Wind. The plant is not self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

UK Hardiness Map US Hardiness Map

Synonyms

Decussocarpus nagi. Podocarpus nagi. (Thunb.)Zoll.&Moritz.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Canopy; Secondary;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Oil  Oil
Edible Uses: Oil  Oil

Young leaves are occasionally parboiled and eaten[183]. The seeds yield an edible oil which is also used in industry[266].

References

Medicinal Uses

Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.


None known

References

Now available: PLANTS FOR YOUR FOOD FOREST: 500 Plants for Temperate Food Forests and Permaculture Gardens.

An important new book from PFAF. It focuses on the attributes of plants suitable for food forests, what each can contribute to a food forest ecosystem, including carbon sequestration, and the kinds of foods they yield. The book suggests that community and small-scale food forests can provide a real alternative to intensive industrialised agriculture, and help to combat the many inter-related environmental crises that threaten the very future of life on Earth.

Read More

FOOD FOREST PLANTS

Other Uses

Oil  Oil  Wood

The seeds yield an edible oil which is also used in industry[266]. The wood is used for constructing houses and bridges, making furniture, utensils, and handicraft articles[266].

Special Uses

References

Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Border, Screen, Specimen, Street tree. This species is hardy to about -20°c, but plants require a 4 month hot humid summer for satisfactory development[200]. Best grown in a warm continental climate[200]. Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown if seed is required. Special Features: Attractive foliage, Not North American native, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms.

References

Temperature Converter

Type a value in the Celsius field to convert the value to Fahrenheit:

Fahrenheit:

image

The PFAF Bookshop

Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Book titles include Edible Plants, Edible Perennials, Edible Trees, and Woodland Gardening. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs.

Shop Now

Propagation

Seed - can be sown at any time of the year in a sandy soil in a warm greenhouse, though it is probably best sown as soon as it is ripe[1]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe terminal shoots, 5 - 10cm long, July/August in a frame[78].

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Nageia wallichianaNageiaTree20.0 9-12 MLMHFSNM024

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

Print Friendly and PDF

Expert comment

Author

(Thunb.)Kuntze.

Botanical References

58200266

Links / References

For a list of references used on this page please go here

Readers comment

J Dalrymple   Wed Apr 23 2008

the foliage of this tree is exactly like agathus or Kauri "pine" the seeds ate amazing they look like little purple plums It is amazing how few bugs bark beetles ambrosia beetles etc bore in this wood

Add a comment

If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. If you think a comment/link or information contained on this page is inaccurate or misleading we would welcome your feedback at admin@pfaf.org. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves.

* Please note: the comments by website users are not necessarily those held by PFAF and may give misleading or inaccurate information.

To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.

Subject : Nageia nagi  
© 2010, Plants For A Future. Plants For A Future is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Charity No. 1057719, Company No. 3204567. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified (but some can). Please view the copyright link for more information.
Web Design & Management