Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki at Bute Park

Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki 0

Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki
early December 2015

Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki 1

Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki
mid July 2016

Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki 2

Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki
mid April 2017

Grid reference ST 17705 76894
Common name Kusamaki
Common name Large-leaved podocarp
Origin China & Japan
Deciduous No
Status Rare
Status Wales Champion 2015
Tag 2302
Old tag 231
Planted 1990
Height 5M December 2015
Girth 40cm at 0.3M December 2015
Reference 375

This tree is on the north edge of Old Mans Wood east.

Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki bark

Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki bark
December 2015

Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki leaf

Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki leaves
early December 2015

Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki fruit

Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki unripe fruit
mid September 2017

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.