Also known as
Broad-Leaved Yellowwood, East African Yellowwood, South African Podocarpus, True Yellowwood, Upright Yellowwood
Podocarpus latifolius by Matthew Fainman (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Real Yellowwood Overview
The slowest growing indigenous yellowwood with probably the most sought after wood. The unusual textural appearance of the leaves makes it a good contrast or background for other trees. Its characteristics make these trees popular for bonsai. Due to past over-exploitation, little is now harvested for wood. RSA National Tree No’: 18
Common problems with Real Yellowwood
No known pests and diseases.
How to harvest Real Yellowwood
Seeds are large, fleshy and oval maturing in summer, when ready for harvesting.
How to propagate Real Yellowwood
Seed should be cleaned and sown fresh in a mix of sand and compost. Do not allow seeds to dry out or germination will be poor.
Propagate from seeds or cuttings.
Special features of Real Yellowwood
Popular for bonsai.
Plant close together to make an effective evergreen screen.
Other uses of Real Yellowwood
Suitable for coastal conditions.
Beautiful light yellow color.