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Icee Blue® Yellow-Wood

Podocarpus elongatus 'Monmal'

The first podocarpus tree with distinctive blue foliage! New growth emerges lime-gray-blue then matures to a cool gray-blue-green. One of the most beautiful and decorative pyramidal conifers for the South. An excellent specimen, lawn or screen tree. Evergreen. There has been no report of this plant coning, so it has not been determined if this dioecious conifer is a male or a female selection.
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Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationpoh-doh-KAR-pus ee-long-GAH-tus
LoreKnown as yellowwood, P. elongatus is so prized for timber in its homeland South Africa it became the national tree. Its habitat is in riverbeds, surviving much like American cottonwoods on residual moisture deep underground in the dry season.
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasPodocarpus makes a superior specimen tree providing year around shade for patios and terraces. Evergreen foliage is ideal screening mechanism against neighbor's second story windows. Nearly litter free tree for swimming pool areas and vehicular conditions such as driveways, parkways and streetside boulevards. With pruning it is a superior choice for smaller suburban gardens and may benefit from canopy thinning for ideal mix of filtered shade.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseHedge, Poolside, Privacy Screen, Windbreak
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsPhormium (Phormium); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Agave (Agave)

Provide enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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