Thursday, December 9, 2010

Spectacular Monthly Tree - Podocarpus latifolius (Real Yellowwood)

Podocarpus latifolius or the Real yellowwood is South Africa’s national tree. This beautiful medium to large tree is the most widespread of the yellowwoods and is an excellent choice for home gardens, parks and street planting. This lovely tree has long, narrow, glossy green leaves that are longer on young trees than on mature trees. The bark is grey and longitudinally fissured. The sexes are separate with the male tree bearing catkin-like cones while the female tree bears purplish fruit that are carried on thickened, fleshy stalks known as receptacles. The wood from the Real yellowwood is a beautiful golden yellow and was widely used for floorboards in old Cape homesteads as well as for fine furniture. Unfortunately, these magnificent trees were relentlessly cut down until they nearly became extinct. Today, Podocarpus latifolius is a protected species.

Botanical NamePodocarpus latifolius
Common Name                Real Yellowwood                 
Bag Size 100 lt
Quantity Available 100
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Looking Good List for December 2010

TreeCo provides our readers with a downloadable, updated Looking Good List every month.
Please note that should you not find the tree that you are looking for on this list, TreeCo will readily source what you require, on your behalf. Rudi and Leske Neethling personally ensure that all trees supplied by TreeCo, conform to our high quality standards.
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