Icee Blue® Yellow-Wood
Podocarpus elongatus 'Monmal'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.|
|Landscape Use||Hedge, Poolside, Privacy Screen, Windbreak|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Phormium (Phormium); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Agave (Agave)|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.