DetailsPodocarpus: Handsome and hearty is the ultimate in a low maintenance shrub for sun or shade.
This plant is a moderate grower you can keep 5-7 feet or let it get large-quite a bit, in fact, since the plant can grow as much a 40 feet.
Its evergreen, salt tolerant and cold tolerant so it does well in any area of South Florida.
Sun or shade is just fine, though in shade these plants will grow more slowly, however the color will look deeper and richer in a shadier spot than in a sunny one.
Tiny flowers are followed by purple berries (on female plants) and are edible for people and attractive to birds.