Nageia nagi (Thunb.) Kuntze

Asian Bayberry, Podocarpus



Family: Podocarpaceae

Genus: Nageia

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: 7(?) to 10

Size: 80' tall in its native habitat

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Large flat leaves, glossy and smooth with pointed tips. Moist well-drained soil.


Published in Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 798 in 1891.

Basionym Myrica nagi Thunb.

Native to China, Japan and Taiwan.

My Experience: 

I purchased a 2 quart plant from Nurseries Caroliniana in March 2012. The plants were seedlings from a specimen at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Pollen source unknown. I potted it up to a 2 gallon pot and will overwinter it inside.

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