Podocarpus lawrencei 'Blue Gem'

Blue Mountain Plum-Pine

Evergreen Conifer, Shrub

Podocarpus alpinus 'Blue Gem' is finely textured dwarf blue conifer that is happy in a variety of garden conditions and settings.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average


Size: 24 - 36 tall x 24 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Dwarf / Compact Plant, Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Blue, Silver / Gray

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Container, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Seaside / Salt Tolerant
Wildlife: Slug / Snail Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Late Winter / Early Spring, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Late Fall / Early Winter, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Collections: Great Plant Pick

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos