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Purple King Mountain Plum Pine

Podocarpus lawrencii 'Purple King'

SKU
03516
Finely textured blue-green summer foliage takes on a striking, purplish bronze cast as temperatures decline in winter, lending superb year-round color to the garden. Ideally used as a tall groundcover, erosion control or mid-tier structure in a mixed border.
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Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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Average Size at MaturityModerate growing to 3 ft. tall by 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Prefers well-draining soil. Feed with a general fertilizer before spring growth.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

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