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Podocarpus nubigenus - Lindl.

Common Name Chilean Podocarp
Family Podocarpaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards Superficially similar to Taxus species, but this plant is definitely not poisonous[200].
Habitats Grows in moist forests, where annual rainfall can be up to 5,000 millimetres, in association with Fitzroya cupressoides and Nothofagus dombeyi[11].
Range S. America - S. Chile, S.W. Argentina.
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Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Podocarpus nubigenus Chilean Podocarp


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Podocarpus nubigenus is an evergreen Tree growing to 20 m (65ft 7in) at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in leaf all year, and the seeds ripen in October. 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 and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Canopy; Secondary;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked. About 8mm long[200]. We have seen no reports for this species but it is most likely that the fruit is edible.

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Wood.

Wood - straight grained, reddish, very durable lasting a long time in water, but it can be brittle. Used for construction work and cabinet making[1, 11, 46, 61, 128].

Cultivation details

Prefers a rich moist non-alkaline soil[167]. Shade tolerant, at least when young[200]. This species is hardy to about -25°c, but the plants grow best in humid areas with high rainfall, mild winters and cool summers[200]. They are not really happy in the drier eastern half of the country[11]. Closely related to P. totara[200]. A good plant for the rock garden[200]. Very tolerant of pruning[200]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200]. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.

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Propagation

The 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

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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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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Nageia nagiNagi, Nagi Podocarpus, Broadleaf Podocarpus10
Podocarpus alpinusTasmanian Podocarp20
Podocarpus elatusAustralian Plum20
Podocarpus lawrencei 20
Podocarpus macrophyllusKusamaki, Yew plum pine, Buddhist Pine, Chinese Podocarpus, Chinese Yew Pine, Japanese Yew, Souther21
Podocarpus neriifoliusOleander Podocarp, Brown Pine22
Podocarpus nivalisAlpine Totara30
Podocarpus salignusWillowleaf Podocarp20
Podocarpus totaraTotara30

 

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Readers comment

   Mon Sep 29 00:49:11 2003

La semilla requiere de 2 años para germinar, durante los cuales no puede perder su contenido original de humedad

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