Fern Pine

Podocarpus gracilior

A handsome evergreen tree prized for its clean, fern like foliage and being relatively pest-free. A dense canopy makes this a wonderful shade tree, and noninvasive roots make it well-adapted to growth in urban settings. Works well as a street, lawn, or patio tree, in a hedge, or kept as a shrub in containers.


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Fern Pine

Podocarpus gracilior
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Approximate size upon delivery*

24"box, 108"h x 41"w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Special Features


Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.