1. How do you grow Podocarpus?
  2. Where is Illawarra plum found?
  3. How do you grow Podocarpus from seed?
  4. Can you plant one plum tree?
  5. Is Podocarpus fast growing?
  6. Is Buddhist Pine toxic to cats?
  7. Are Burdekin plums edible?
  8. How do Davidson plums grow?
  9. Why do pine trees turn brown?
  10. How much does Podocarpus grow a year?
  11. How do you care for a Buddhist pine tree?
  12. How do you make Podocarpus grow faster?
  13. Where is the best place to plant a plum tree?
  14. When should I plant my plum tree?
  15. How long does a plum tree take to bear fruit?
  16. How far apart do I plant Podocarpus?
  17. What is the fastest-growing privacy tree?
  18. What is the fastest-growing privacy hedge?
  19. Is Buddhist pine poisonous?
  20. What plants kill cats?
  21. What plants can I have with cats?

How do you grow Podocarpus?

Podocarpus prefer a well-drained soil. When young they'll require some water to establish roots, however are quite drought tolerant when established. As with so many other ornamental shrubs and trees, constantly soggy or wet soils can harm Podocarpus plants. So be careful not to over-water them!

Where is Illawarra plum found?

Podocarpus elatus, known as the plum pine, the brown pine or the Illawarra plum, is a species of Podocarpus endemic to the east coast of Australia, in eastern New South Wales and eastern Queensland. It is a medium to large evergreen tree growing to 30–36 m tall with a trunk up to 1.5 m diameter.

How do you grow Podocarpus from seed?

You can plant podocarpus from seeds or from cuttings. While hardwood cuttings take root easily, podocarpus seeds can take up to six months to germinate. Soaking the seeds in saturated salt water for two days before planting them will improve the germination rate [source: World Agroforestry Centre].

Can you plant one plum tree?

European plums are generally self-fertile, but Japanese and American hybrid plums usually need to cross-pollinate with a second variety for cross-pollination. So, if you have space for only one tree, go with a European plum. ... Order bare-root, rather than container-grown trees, if possible.

Is Podocarpus fast growing?

Podocarpus gracilior or Fern Pine is prized for its clean evergreen looks, low maintenance requirements, resistance to pests and disease, and wide tolerance of growing conditions. ... The Fern pine is a fast grower that thrives in full sun and exhibits good looks thanks to its soft, lush, green foliage.

Is Buddhist Pine toxic to cats?

Toxicity to pets

This plant, which is also called the Yew Pine, Southern Yew, or Podocarpus, can be poisonous when ingested. The fruits and leaves of this plant contain an unknown toxin that causes severe vomiting and diarrhea when consumed.

Are Burdekin plums edible?

Burdekin Plum, also known as Tulip Plum, is an Australian native that produces plump, acidic fruits that are only edible when ripe. Though it is a rainforest species, it is incredibly hardy and drought tolerant.

How do Davidson plums grow?

Soil with good water holding capacity is important for cultivated Davidson's plum, to ensure adequate soil moisture is available during critical growth stages; plantations of Davidson's plum are often irrigated to maximise production. A soil pH(Ca) of around 5.2–5.5 is recommended for Davidsonia.

Why do pine trees turn brown?

In years of heavy rain or extreme drought, pine trees may brown in response. Browning is often caused by an inability of the pine tree to uptake enough water to keep its needles alive. When moisture is overly abundant and drainage is poor, root rot is often the culprit.

How much does Podocarpus grow a year?

Podocarpus gracilior, or fern pine, can reach 60' in old age, but grows very slowly (less than 6" per year). In fact they are often sold as basket or dish plants, and many are espaliered. So, to keep your plant small, prune periodically while it's young.

How do you care for a Buddhist pine tree?

Buddhist pines prefer bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight will cause the tips of the leaves to turn brown. If it's not getting enough light, the lower leaves will become large and elongated. Buddhist pines need to be fertilized every two weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).

How do you make Podocarpus grow faster?

Podocarpus can go without bright or direct light for long stretches but will grow taller and faster under the bright light of the sun. Like any plant, they do need regular watering, though they can stand long periods with no water, especially if the soil is particularly dense.

Where is the best place to plant a plum tree?

Plums grow best in a sunny spot in well-drained, fertile soil. Most trees in the plum family come in sizes to suit all gardens. If you choose your tree carefully you can train it into your preferred shape – as a standard or fan. Smaller trees, grown on semi-dwarfing rootstock are easier to maintain.

When should I plant my plum tree?

It's best to plant plum trees as bare-root trees in late winter or in early spring, while they're dormant—this minimizes the shock of transplanting and encourages the tree to start new spring growth soon after being planted.

How long does a plum tree take to bear fruit?

Stark Bro's Fruit Trees – Years to Fruit

Fruit Tree TypeYears to Fruit
Pear Trees4-6 years
Persimmon Trees3-4 years
Plum Trees3-6 years
Pomegranate Trees2-3 years

How far apart do I plant Podocarpus?

To use the podocarpus as a hedge, buy them small (2 to 3 feet high) and plant them 2 feet apart. Start light shearing and training the first year, always keeping the top slightly smaller than the bottom.

What is the fastest-growing privacy tree?

What are the fastest-growing trees for privacy? Hybrid poplar tops the list. It can grow upwards of five feet per year. The Leyland cypress, green giant arborvitae, and silver maple are all close seconds because they add about two feet to their height each year.

What is the fastest-growing privacy hedge?

Green Giant Arborvitae (Thuja x 'Green Giant') is a hybrid with extreme vigor! It is the fastest-growing hedge that we offer, making it ideal for large privacy hedges.

Is Buddhist pine poisonous?

The Buddhist Pine is poisonous for both cats and dogs. Typical symptoms include diarrhea, enlarged pupil, seizures, tremors, and vomiting. Kusamaki and inumaki are Japanese names for the Buddhist Pine tree.

What plants kill cats?

Here's the ASPCA's list of the 17 top toxic plants to steer your kitty away from.

  • Lilies. Members of the Lilium species are considered highly toxic to cats. ...
  • Marijuana. ...
  • Sago palm. ...
  • Tulip/narcissus bulbs. ...
  • Azalea/rhododendron. ...
  • Oleander. ...
  • Castor bean. ...
  • Cyclamen.

What plants can I have with cats?

28 Cat-Friendly Plants That Are Safe for Your Furry Friend

  • Ponytail Palm. Beaucarnea recurvata. ...
  • Air Plants. Tillandsia varieties. ...
  • Calathea Prayer Plant. Calathea orbifolia. ...
  • Rattlesnake Plant. Calathea lancifolia. ...
  • Calathea Zebra. Calathea zebrina. ...
  • Hibiscus. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Hibiscus syriacus. ...
  • Bromeliad. ...
  • Peperomia Ginny.