Podocarpus alpinus 'Blue Gem'

Blue Gem Alpine Plum Pine

New growth

New growth


Family: Podocarpaceae

Genus: Podocarpus

Parent: Podocarpus alpinus

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 7 to

Size: 3' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Dwarf, mounding form. Bluer foliage than the species. Growth rate of 6" per year at most. New growth is pinkish. Deer resistant.

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at Gary's in April 2011 and planted it in a raised, bottomless pot, in the 'Helipad Garden'.

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