Roman Candle® Podocarpus

Podocarpus macrophyllus 'Miu' PP28582 Home » The Collection » Roman Candle® This variegated beauty sports white to light green new growth. This is a tough shrub in a low maintenance package. It offers disease, pest and deer resistance, and it tolerates full sun and heat. Evergreen, and with an upright habit, it works great as a privacy planting or an accent.
Roman Candle® Podocarpus
Feature Unique white to light green new foliage; variegated
USDA Zones Hardy to 5°F to 10°F USDA zones 7B–10
Sunset Zones 4-9, 12-28, 31, H
Special Features Deer Resistant, Disease / Pest Resistance, Easy Care, Heat Tolerance, Variegated Foliage, Year-Round Interest
Landscape Use Accent, Coastal, Container, Hedge, Mass planting, Privacy Planting
Exposure Full sun to part shade
Flowering Season None
Dimensions 10-15' H x 3-4' W
Growth Rate Moderate
Plant Type Evergreen
Water Needs Medium Water Once Established
Soil Well-drained soils
Fertilizer Fertilize yearly in early spring
Pruning Prune in early spring before first flush

Planting Instructions

  • Water before planting
  • Plant in Full sun to part shade
  • Dig hole 2X the width of pot
  • Plant 1–2" above ground soil level, backfill hole with soil
  • Water deeply to settle;  add more soil if needed
  • Mulch 1–2” deep around plant, avoiding area closest to stem

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