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Totara Podocarpus totara (Podocarpaceae) (Height to 18m) A large tree in its native New Zealand, but in Britain thrives only in sheltered gardens in the west, if protected from frequent frosts. The flattened leaves are tough and leathery, with noticeable spines, and look yellowish-green. The greyish-brown bark peels off in mature specimens.
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Totara Podocarpus totara (Podocarpaceae) (Height to 18m) A large tree in its native New Zealand, but in Britain thrives only in sheltered gardens in the west, if protected from frequent frosts. The flattened leaves are tough and leathery, with noticeable spines, and look yellowish-green. The greyish-brown bark peels off in mature specimens.

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Date: 3 Jul 2013
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