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Afrocarpus gracilior, Podocarpus gracilior, African Fern Pine

Afrocarpus gracilior, Podocarpus gracilior

African Fern Pine
Family: Podocarpaceae
Origin: Eastern Africa
Can be used for bonsaiBig tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate water

Can grow up to 20 to 40 ft tall and make a lovely addition to any garden. This native to Eastern Africa can also be used to create a bonsai, because it has an attractive shape with graceful drooping foliage.

This evergreen grows best in full sun or semi-shade that has excellent drainage. It thrives in well-drained soil with a regular supply of water, especially during the dry season. To maximize its growth potential, the soil should be acid or neutral.

This tree can usually survive in USDA Zone 9-11, however it can become vulnerable to frost or a sharp decrease in temperatures. If you are in a colder climate, it can be grown in a pot and taken indoors during the cold season for additional protection. When potting and growing indoors, it needs a well-drained soil and full sun to look its best. It is a water-loving tree, so we recommend providing a moderate water supply, especially during the summer months.

In conclusion, Afrocarpus gracilior is an attractive and graceful evergreen that, with proper care and cultivation, can grow up to 40 ft tall and make a nice addition to any home or garden. For those living in colder climates, the tree can be grown in a pot and taken indoors during the winter season to avoid frost damage. With regular supply of water, full sun and a well-drained soil with neutral to acid pH, this tree will thrive.


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Afrocarpus gracilior, Podocarpus gracilior, African Fern Pine
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