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'''''African Fern Pine''''' is a conifer with long, narrow leaves, native to eastern [[Africa]]. In appropriate [[North America]]n climates, it can be used as a moderately tall landscape tree, but it also accepts hard pruning and is sometimes used for a hedge plant.
'''''African Fern Pine''''' is a conifer with long, narrow leaves, native to eastern [[Africa]]. In appropriate [[North America]]n climates, it can be used as a moderately tall landscape tree, but it also accepts hard pruning and is sometimes used for a hedge plant.


Originally assigned the botanical name ''Podocarpus Gracilior'', the fern pine has been reclassified as ''Afrocarpus Gracilior'' by some botanists. The fern pine is still generally sold under the name of ''Podocarpus Gracilior'', and literature may still refers to it by the former scientific name.
Originally assigned the botanical name ''Podocarpus Gracilior'', the fern pine has been reclassified as ''Afrocarpus Gracilior'' by some botanists. The fern pine is still generally sold under the name of ''Podocarpus Gracilior'', and literature may still refers to it by the former scientific name.
The fern pine produces clusters of slender light green leaves that darken as they mature. The evergreen leaves are irregularly spaced and grow up to 4 inches in length at maturity. It is the airy, fern-like appearance of the foliage that makes this a desirable tree or hedge shrub. The flowers of this species are yellow and not conspicuous. Instead of a traditional cone, the tree produces a small fleshy fruit containing a single seed. The berry-like fruits are green in color, turning to yellow as they ripen.
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Revision as of 20:17, 15 January 2022

African Fern Pine is a conifer with long, narrow leaves, native to eastern Africa. In appropriate North American climates, it can be used as a moderately tall landscape tree, but it also accepts hard pruning and is sometimes used for a hedge plant.

Originally assigned the botanical name Podocarpus Gracilior, the fern pine has been reclassified as Afrocarpus Gracilior by some botanists. The fern pine is still generally sold under the name of Podocarpus Gracilior, and literature may still refers to it by the former scientific name.

The fern pine produces clusters of slender light green leaves that darken as they mature. The evergreen leaves are irregularly spaced and grow up to 4 inches in length at maturity. It is the airy, fern-like appearance of the foliage that makes this a desirable tree or hedge shrub. The flowers of this species are yellow and not conspicuous. Instead of a traditional cone, the tree produces a small fleshy fruit containing a single seed. The berry-like fruits are green in color, turning to yellow as they ripen.

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