"Willow Leaf Podocarp"
This Podocarp from Chile is very rare in cultivation.
It forms a large, conical or rounded shrub or small tree covered in weeping broad “needles”.
These are bright green when they emerge, then mature to a fabulous shade of deep green on rich brown stems.
The trunk of mature plants are covered by a bright, cinnamon bark.
Many lovers of rare plants regard this as one of the most beautiful trees available.
It is fairly quick growing and can reach at least 5 metres.
It performs best when protected from hot, drying winds.