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Podacarpus lawrensei 'Blue Gem' - 1 gal (5" tall)

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Description from Great Plant Picks: This adaptable evergreen conifer is an easy to grow and colorful selection from Tasmania. In spring the new growth is a bright blue-green that deepens in tone as the summer progresses. It is one of the hardiest of the Podocarpus and one of the best blue foliage forms we can grow in the Northwest. The low, spreading habit is useful in the garden and it can tolerate pruning well and it can even be sheared to create a spectacular low blue hedge. Once established it is drought tolerant. Quick Facts Plant Type: spreading conifer Foliage Type: evergreen Plant Height: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 meters) Plant Width/Spread: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 meters) Plant Height-Mature: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 meters) Plant Width-Mature: 12 ft. 0 in. (3.66 meters) Hardiness: USDA Zones 7 to 9 Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light or open shade Water Requirements: drought tolerant once established Seasonal Interest: fantastic foliage looks great year-round with spring's red new growth a standout against the dark green old growth while in winter the red blushed foliage adds interest to the garden Wildlife Associations: birds Resistant to: aphids, slug, snail

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