Mood Ring®

Mood Ring®

Podocarpus macrophyllus 'Sosa' PP28583

Podocarpus makes fabulous low-maintenance hedges and tall accent shrubs. Mood Ring adds a new color element, with bronze-pink new growth each spring.

Sunset Zones

4–9, 12–24

USDA Zones

0°F to 10°F USDA zones 7–11

This plant is suitable for your USDA Zone 7b

Mood Ring® Features

Plant Dimensions

15-20' H x 6-8' W

Landscape Use

Coastal, Container, Hedge, Low Hedge, Mass planting, Privacy Planting

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Deer Resistant, Disease / Pest Resistance, Easy Care, Heat Tolerance, Upright Habit, Variegated Foliage, Year-Round Interest


Bronze-pink new growth each spring

Flowering Season


Mood Ring® Plant Care

Water Needs

Medium Water Once Established


Fertilize yearly in early spring


Prune in early spring before first flush


Well-drained garden soil

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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Your zip code 23917 is located in Zone: 7b with a temperature range of: 5 to 10 °F.