Buddhist Pine, Japanese Yew 'Maki'

Podocarpus macrophyllus

Family: Podocarpaceae
Genus: Podocarpus (pod-oh-KAR-pus) (Info)
Species: macrophyllus (mak-roh-FIL-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Maki



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)


12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)


USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade


Seed is poisonous if ingested

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer


Grown for foliage



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Benton, Arkansas

Brentwood, California

Martinez, California

Merced, California

Bartow, Florida

Fort Pierce, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Loxahatchee, Florida

Blackshear, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia

Burleson, Texas

Conroe, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Tyler, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.