Mountain Plum Pine

Podocarpus lawrencei 'Red Tip'

SKU
03513
Spreading branches are covered with finely branched foliage that changes color throughout the season. Red new growth turns deep green in summer, bronze-red in winter. Drupe-like fruits appear in fall. This compact, slow growing conifer is perfect for smaller gardens. Thrives in containers. Evergreen.
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Water regularly - weekly or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates brief dry periods, when established.

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Average Size at MaturityReaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, slightly wider in 10 years.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates brief dry periods, when established.

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 10

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