The Podocarpus macrophyllus (also called Buddhist pine, or Yew) is a rather slow growing evergreen, very common for Bonsai trees. Easy to care for as well.

If you need help identifying your tree, try our Bonsai tree identification guide.


Specific Bonsai care guidelines for the Podocarpus

Position: The Podocarpus will grow well outside, but can also be held indoors. Place it in a bright spot, protected from midday sun.

Watering: Water regularly, the tree doesn't like drought.

Feeding: Every two weeks in the growth season, when kept indoors also feed during the winter, though with smaller quantities and less frequent.

Pruning: Pruning can be done year round. Regular pruning will result in a dense foliage.

Repotting: Once every 2-3 years, be careful not to disturb the root-system too much. The Podocarpus Bonsai prefers slightly acidic soil.

Propagation: Use cuttings in summer.

For more detailed information on these techniques, try our Bonsai tree care section.



Example of a Podocarpus Bonsai tree

Macrophyllus, Podocarpus Bonsai