Blue Gem Alpine Plum Yew

Podocarpus alpinus 'Blue Gem'

SKU
03514
A low spreading form with striking blue-green foliage. In spring the new shoots emerge nearly red. Finely branched, evergreen foliage offers a tremendous year-round show. This small shrub is slow growing and perfect for smaller gardens. Makes an attractive addition to rock gardens, performs well in containers and is an ideal bonsai specimen.
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Botanical Pronunciationpoh-doh-KAR-pus al-PY-nus
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 1 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly or more often in extreme heat.

Prefers well-draining soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, periodic summer water is advised where drought is a threat. Feed with a general fertilizer before spring growth.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 10

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