|Grid reference||ST 17705 76894|
|Common name||Large-leaved podocarp|
|Origin||China & Japan|
|Status||Wales Champion 2015|
|Height||5M December 2015|
|Girth||40cm at 0.3M December 2015|
This tree is on the north edge of Old Mans Wood east.
General tree description
Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki is a small, slow-growing tree with a narrow, dense, upright shape and may ultimately reach a height of 6 to 10 metres. It has narrow, linear leaves, 7 to 8cm long and up to 8mm wide, shiny dark green and arranged in dense spirals. The male flowers are yellowish and catkin-like, 2 to 4cm long. The fruits (on female plants) are olive green, ripening in the second year to purple, fleshy, ellipsoidal and up to 4cm long.
Only one substantial tree of this type is known in Great Britain.