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This popular shrub can grow to about 20 feet tall, but it is easily pruned to 4 – 10 feet. The foliage is fine-textured, and the pale new growth in spring and summer contrasts pleasingly with the dark, mature foliage. It is a conifer and bears waxy, blue, berry-like cones instead of flowers. Not a rampant grower, Podocarpus should be given time to grow and establish before subjected to heavy pruning. It forms a dense, attractive, low-maintenance hedge well-suited to the formal clipped hedge style. It can tolerate light shade but is best in full sun.