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Yellow-Wood, Podocarpus 'Monmal'

Podocarpus elongatus

Family: Podocarpaceae
Genus: Podocarpus (pod-oh-KAR-pus) (Info)
Species: elongatus (ee-long-GAH-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Monmal
Additional cultivar information:(aka Icee Blue)

Category:

Trees

Conifers

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

,

San Jose, California

Lecanto, Florida

Albany, Georgia

Galveston, Texas

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 18, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Males of Podocarpus species are among the most allergenic of plants and release massive quantities of pollen. The pollen is also cytotoxic, and can give the symptoms of chemotherapy to the susceptible.

Females are not a problem. So make sure you know the sex of the plants you purchase.

Positive

On Mar 15, 2014, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Its blue foliage is really outstanding, esp. in early Spring, when new foliage emerges. Later on it changes to a dark green. I have two planted in full sun, and it requires slightly more water than the one that gets about 5-6 hrs sun. Moderate grower.

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