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Summer planting
Contrary to popular opinion, summer planting is fine as long as adequate water is provided throughout any prolonged dry periods. This allows you to take advantage of increased summer growth.
Podocarpus totara Aureus
Height: 6m;  Spread: 3m
Golden Totara (Tree)
Golden foliage where exposed to the sun. Excellent specimen tree or clipped to ornamental shape or used as hedging.
» For a landscaping perspective on Podocarpus totara Aureus see this article by O2 Landscapes...
Photo gallery:
Golden Totara at the Sign of the Takahe in Christchurch
Podocarpus totara Aureus foliage.