The podocarpus shrubs, podocarpus maki are great shrubs or hedges for privacy; they will act as a privacy wall and block the view with an upscale evergreen look. Podocarpus is a very high-end hedge and can be found in Coral Gables hedges as well as Palm Beach county hedges. Their spacing is close to each other in order to create the barrier you are looking for, the podocarpus maki or podocarpus macrophyllus or Japanese yew are white fly resistant. Making them a great alternative to the ficus and many other pest infected hedges, being disease free, pest free and white fly resistant has made the podocarpus privacy hedge the best one around. The spacing on these must be close in order to obtain the privacy desired so for the 7 gallon podocarpus a foot apart is recommended, for the 15 gallon podocarpus 2 feet apart is recommended and for the 25 gallon podocapurs 3 feet apart is recommended. We also have the smaller 3 gallon podocarpus that should be planted half a foot apart from each other. The trimming and watering are very important for a perfect look and your podocarpus hedges should be trimmed twice a year every six months. Look for the soil to not be wet before watering again in the beginning and you will have a gorgeous podocarpus maki hedge.