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Japanese Garden Plants
This is where to find details on plants. We don't have a lot of images, but we'll be providing articles and details as we are able. If you have materials to contribute or gaps to fill in, please let us know.

Japanese Name:nagi 
English Name:Nagi Podocarpus 
Latin Name:Podocarpus nagi 
Family:Podocarpaceae 
Sub Type:EVERGREEN 
Native Habitat:deep mountains 
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Last Updated:5/21/2000 
Details: This native of southern Japan is a non-coniferous, dioecious evergreen. It is a slow grower, though it can reach as much as 20 meters eventually. While it is ok with pruning, it won't last long in colder climates.

It is pruned in most garden situations but is often allowed to grow naturally in large parks or on shrine grounds. Like all Podocarpaceae, it is not a favorite food of deer.

The wood is sometimes used for furniture, in tokonoma pillars, and as a material for sculptors. The tanin-loaded bark is often used for tanning leather and as a dye.


Varieties:
f. variegata (fuiri-nagi)
var. augustifolia (maruba-nagi)
var. ovata (maruba-nagi)





For further reference:
Kitamura, Fumio and Ishizu Yurio. Garden Plants in Japan. Tokyo: Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai, 1963, p. 24.

 




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