Icee Blue® Yellow-Wood
Podocarpus elongatus 'Monmal'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
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- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||poh-doh-KAR-pus ee-long-GAH-tus|
|Lore||Known 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 Maturity||Slow growing; reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Podocarpus 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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Hedge, Poolside, Privacy Screen, Windbreak|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Benefits Birds|
|Watering Needs||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Phormium (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