Podocarpus totara

Tōtara

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This tall pyramidal tree is covered with olive-green to bronze, needle-like leaves. New leaves are a fresh-green. Red-brown bark peels in long strips. Very tough tree tolerating dry and windy conditions. Easily trimmed as a screen or hedge. Excellent street tree. Yellow-green catkins in mid-spring to early-summer are a source of pollen for bees.

native tree Native
evergreen tree Evergreen
conifer tree Conifer
tolerates coastal sites Tolerates coastal sites
tolerates windy sites Tolerates windy sites
dry soils Dry soils
street Street
hedging and screening Hedging and screening
attracts birds Attracts birds
attracts bees Attracts bees
Stem Foliage Flowers Fruit
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Spring

10 Year Size

tree shape
6m
4m

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Taxonomy and Etymology

Family: Podocarpaceae, a large family of mainly Southern Hemisphere coniferous trees and shrubs.

Genus: Podocarpus

Species: Podocarpus totara

Common Name: Tōtara

Description and Features

Description: This tall pyramidal tree is covered with olive-green to bronze, needle-like leaves. New leaves are a fresh-green. Red-brown bark peels in long strips. Very tough tree tolerating dry and windy conditions. Easily trimmed as a screen or hedge. Excellent street tree. Yellow-green catkins in mid-spring to early-summer are a source of pollen for bees.

Height: 6m

Width: 4m

Uses: Street, Hedging and screening, Attracts birds, Attracts bees

Tolerates: Coastal, Windy

Soil Type: Dry soils

Winter Foliage: Evergreen

Origin: Native

Types: Conifer

Foliage:

  • Summer: Green, Brown

  • Autumn: Green, Brown

  • Winter: Green, Brown

  • Spring: Green, Brown

Flowers:

  • Summer: Yellow, Green

  • Autumn: None

  • Winter: None

  • Spring: Yellow, Green

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Prices subject to change without notice. Actual stock quantity may differ. Every care is taken to accurately record heights but due to slightly different growth rates and other natural variables that can occur within and to a species, variety, or cultivar, the actual height of the final product may differ from what is stated.