Podocarpus henkelii

South African Totora


  • A strikingly elegant tree with drooping foliage which emerges in spring as light pink  then turning green and finally dark green in summer.
  • Has a naturally pyramidal form.
  • Slow growing, very long lived and ultimately a large tree.


  • A tree with many appeals and uses.
  • Copes well being in a container or tub.
  • Very striking as a specimen tree or in a row.
  • Suitable for medium and large gardens, parks and streets.

Growing Conditions

  • Frost, wind and coastal hardy.
  • Grows in dry to very moist soil conditions.
  • Full sun to partial shade.


Height Width
5 year old tree 2.0m .75m
10 year old tree 3.5m 1.5m
Country of Origin:  South Africa
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