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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.
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Frost Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Nageia_nagi Nagi, Nagi Podocarpus, Broadleaf  Podocarpus


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Summary

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


Physical Characteristics

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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.

Synonyms

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

Habitats

Edible Uses

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

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

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].

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.

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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].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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(Thunb.)Kuntze.

Botanical References

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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

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