Roman Candle®

Roman Candle®

Podocarpus macrophyllus 'Miu' PP28582

Roman Candle is a unique, slower-growing Podocarpus, with a pale green to white new growth. This upright grower has a narrow footprint and makes a fabulous container plant.

Sunset Zones

4–9, 12–24

USDA Zones

0°F to 10°F USDA zones 7–11

Roman Candle® Features

Plant Dimensions

8-12' H x 4-5' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Coastal, Container, 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


White to pale green new growth each spring

Flowering Season


Roman Candle® 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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