Podocarpus Pringles Dwarf

Podocarpus Pringles Dwarf

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  • Low maintenance

  • Drought tolerant

  • Evergreen
  • textured foliage

  • Blue berries in fall

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Dwarf Evergreen Privacy Shrub with Soft Foliage

The Podocarpus Pringles dwarf hedge is a great landscape option if you are looking for a fantastic green shrub that stays small and compact and offers dark green foliage year round.

This dwarf evergreen shrub is a member of the japanese yew family and native to the mountainous areas of China and Japan. Commonly called Buddhist pine or yew pine, it is a smaller dwarf form of its larger podocarpus macrophyllus cousin. It’s a great choice for mass plantings or foundation plantings, as shrub borders, lining a fence or driveway, or as a formal or informal hedge. You can even grow it into a bonsai tree! The Podocarpus plant can be pruned into any shape you desire.

The soft textured foliage of the Pringles dwarf Podocarpus yew will grace your landscape all year long with dark green colors. Pringles Podocarpus hedge produces small inconspicuous flowers in spring or summer followed by small purple berries in the fall. The fleshy fruit can attract wildlife such as birds. It has an upright and columnar growth habit and slender, needle-like leaves that are 4 inches long.


Pringles dwarf podocarpus shrub prefers full sun to partial shade and can tolerate a variety of soil conditions. It is not tolerant of wet soils. Moist, slightly acidic but well drained soils are best and the application of a slow release fertilizer in the early spring will encourage new growth. A layer of mulch at the soil level will help to retain moisture.

Water well the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. Once established, the hedge plant is drought tolerant. The Pringles dwarf yew endures pruning well but it is not necessary unless desired. This conifer looks elegant when pruned into a topiary or ornamental privacy screen. It is also salt tolerant and can be planted in coastal areas.

At full maturity, this plant stays dense with a mature height of 3-5 feet tall and up to 6 feet wide. The dwarf podocarpus growth rate is slow. Grows best in the southern United States in USDA plant hardiness zones 8-11. For growers in colder climates, you are able to grow this as an excellent specimen plant in a pot or container. Simply move the podocarpus tree indoors or on a patio for the winter until the weather warms up.

Although relatively free of pests and diseases, some Podocarpus problems may include yellowing of the green leaves which indicates a deficiency of some sort such as Iron. If the leaves turn brown that might mean a more serious problem. The leaves and flowers of this plant are toxic to children and pets.

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You can also check out our Evergreen Tree Grow Guide for more information on planting evergreens.

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Botanical Name
Podocarpus macrophyllus "Pringles"

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color

Mature Width
3-6 feet

Mature Height
3-5 feet

Growing Zones 8, 9, 10, 11

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Amazing plants

Well-packaged, shipped fast, look great. My landscape architect was super impressed and wanted to know where I found these. Wound definitely order from here again.


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Hi! We are beyond grateful for your continued support and glad to hear all went well with your Podocarpus Pringles Dwarf. All the best.

Kathy L.

Awesome service - beautiful 7 gal dwarf podocarpus - incredibly FAST shipping A+++ I will definitely buy from them again !!!


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We truly value your continued support Kathy and happy that everything went well with your Podocarpus Pringles Dwarf order. All the best.

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Very healthy. Perfect Plants is an ideal place to order from as plants arrive well packed and ready to plant


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We are thrilled to hear everything is working out with your Podocarpus Pringles Dwarf. We wish you both the best. See you around!


My plant showed up very quickly and was packaged well to ensure there was no harm during transit. Thank you so much for the happy plant.


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Happy to hear everything went well with your Podocarpus Pringles Dwarf order. Hope you both are doing well.

Tommy J.


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Thank you Tommy for your Podocarpus Pringles Dwarf order.

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