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Podocarpus lawrencei/Mountain Plum Pine

Podocarpus lawrencei / Podocarpus lawrencei
Typical short, tufted foliage forming a dense mass
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Typical short, tufted foliage forming a dense mass

Specimen plant growing in the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden

Spring growth and developing flowers

Foliage and developing flowers

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Scientific Name: Podocarpus lawrencei
Common Name: Mountain Plum Pine
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This is a low spreading evergreen shrub which produces very short leaves. It is native to Australia and can tolerate rather dry conditions and in time will form a carpet like growth over rocks in its native land. Reported to be a good container plant. Slow growing. Excellent for bonsai work. 'Blue Gem' is a recommended cultivar.