To conserve moisture and suppress weed growth, apply a 1 to 2 layer of.
Aug 09, The good news is that podocarpus will take any amount of pruning and training so don't be afraid to prune yours back. You can completely remove some of the branches/stems by reaching into the center of the plant and pruning them off.
This will result in the production of healthy new stems. You can also shorten some of the branches and stems with hand pruners. Nov 23, Pruning or shearing to shape your Podocarpus for formal hedges or shapes can be performed almost any time of year.
That said, to avoid damage to new growth that is stimulated by pruning, cease pruning your Podocarpus plants two months prior to the average first frost date in your area.
Pruning can resume after the plant has gone dormant in winter. How to Trim Back Young Podocarpus Plants. 1. Ask yourself why you are trimming your podocarpus before you take the first snip. Evergreens are less forgiving about inappropriate pruning than 2.
We'd like to keep the bushes at about feet tall and help the branches look a little more controlled.
Remove dead or broken branches of young podocarpus. Pruning and Species Also called the Japanese yew or yew pine, numerous Podocarpus cultivars range from shrubs to small trees. Do not prune more than one-third of the wood in one year. Pruning a.