Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Spectacular Monthly Tree - August 2009

The Podocarpus falcatus or common yellowwood is a handsome, tall growing evergreen tree, reaching a height of 60m in nature but fortunately remaining considerably smaller in urban cultivation. This is the famous “Big Tree” of the Knysna forest where this species is most commonly found. The leaves are arranged spirally, with parallel veins, smooth margins and sharply pointed leaf tips. The tree is sensitive to drought so should receive adequate amounts of water, it is however, quite frost hardy. The common yellowwood has an average growth rate and is an extremely worthwhile garden subject. The valuable timber was used for the topmasts and yards of ships and is still highly esteemed in boatbuilding.

At TreeCo we have a large stock-holding of the Podocarpus falcatus available and urge you to place your orders with us early to avoid disappointment!

Botanical Name: Podocarpus falcatus
Common Name: Common yellowwood
Size Available: 50kg
Quantity in Stock: 200
Average Tree Height: 2.2 – 2.5m
Average Trunk Thickness: 3 – 4cm

Should you require any further information, such as pricing details or should you wish to place an order, please contact Rudi on 082 829 5543 or Leske on 072 385 0270. Alternatively you are welcome to email us with your enquiry at

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