Podocarpus alpinus 'Blue Gem'
Blue Gem Podocarpus
Blue Gem Tasmainian Podocarpus
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Evergreen shrub, dwarf, spreading mound, similar in general appearance to the species but bluer, grows about 15 cm a year. Leaves blue, but new growth in spring 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 southwest Australia, Tasmania.
- Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden
- Portland, Oregon: Hoyt Arboretum (the species also)