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TreeBook: Tree Species Indigenous to Southern Africa,   indexed by Scientific name.

Please find below key attributes of the tree that you are looking for. To see these attributes for another tree species, click  either Tree List Wizard (Find tree by attributes) or Tree List by name (Find tree by its name).

Podocarpus latifolius

Podocarpus Afrocarpus latifolius | Real yellowwood | Evergreen

Real Yellowwood | Evergreen tree | Attracts fruit eating birds | South Africa's national tree | Oubaai Golf Estate

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a large garden. Screening up to 10m. Form Podocarpus latifolius by pruning to create a focal point in a small garden

Podocarpus latifolius

Real yellowwood

Opregte geelhout

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It is mildly sensitive ( min. temperature is -0.5C)

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, compost rich

Medium: 12m high; 8m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?


  • It's leaf growth is


  • It's growth rate is


  • It's roots are


  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs much water

  • Sexes?

Separate male and female trees

  • Birds?

Fruit eaters

up to 10m

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?


  • Value to game?

no value

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