Podocarpus lawrencei Hook.f.

Alpine Plum Pine, Mountain Plum Pine

Cultivar Purple King

Cultivar Purple King

Family: Podocarpaceae

Genus: Podocarpus

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: Hardy to -16C

Size: To 40" tall and wide.

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Multi-branched erect shrub. Prefers well-drained soil.


'Purple King' - foliage blue-green in summer with purple-bronze tones in winter, to 3' tall and 6' wide


Published in London J. Bot. 4: 151 in 1845.

Native to Australia.

Basionym of Podocarpus alpinus var. lawrencei (Hook.f.) Hook.f.

'Lawrencei' commemorates Robert William Lawrence (1807-1833), a botanical collector and amateur botanist in Tasmania.


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