Icee Blue® Yellow-Wood

Podocarpus elongatus 'Monmal'

Item 8655


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  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

The first podocarpus tree with distinctive blue foliage! New growth emerges lime-gray-blue then matures to a cool gray-blue-green. One of the most beautiful and decorative pyramidal conifers for the South. An excellent specimen, lawn or screen tree. Evergreen.

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Average Landscape Size
Slowly reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.
Botanical Name: Podocarpus elongatus 'Monmal'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Columnar ,   Pyramidal
Growth Rate: Slow
Special Feature: Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Blue-green
Bloom Time: Conifer; prized for foliage.
Flower Color: No
Garden Style: Asian/Zen ,   Contemporary ,   Rustic
Design Ideas: Podocarpus makes a superior specimen tree providing year around shade for patios and terraces. Evergreen foliage is ideal screening mechanism against neighbor's second story windows. Nearly litter free tree for swimming pool areas and vehicular conditions such as driveways, parkways and streetside boulevards. With pruning it is a superior choice for smaller suburban gardens and may benefit from canopy thinning for ideal mix of filtered shade.

Provide enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.


Known as yellowwood, P. elongatus is so prized for timber in its homeland South Africa it became the national tree. Its habitat is in riverbeds, surviving much like American cottonwoods on residual moisture deep underground in the dry season.

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