Podocarpus alpinus 'Blue Gem' Podocarpaceae
Blue Gem Podocarpus, Blue Gem Tasmainian Podocarpus po-do-KAR-pus
- Evergreen shrub, dwarf, spreading mound, simialr in general appearance to the species but bluer, grows
about 15 cm a year. Leaves blue, but new growth in sping pink or red.
- Sun or light shade. The species, and presumably its selections, is considered one of the most suitable podocarpus for colder regions.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 7 Species native to soutwest Australia, Tasmania.
- Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden
- Portland, Oregon: Hoyt Arboretum (the species also)