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Purple King Mountain Plum Pine

Podocarpus lawrencei 'Purple King'

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Purple King Mountain Plum Pine (Podocarpus lawrencei 'Purple King') at GardenWorks

Purple King Mountain Plum Pine

Purple King Mountain Plum Pine

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Purple King Mountain Plum Pine (Podocarpus lawrencei 'Purple King') at GardenWorks

Purple King Mountain Plum Pine

Purple King Mountain Plum Pine

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7b

Description:

This is a showy more prostrate evergreen shrub with very noticeable cream new growth atop the older blue-green needles; changes to a bronzy-purple in late fall; adds a wonderful texture to a border or rock garden

Ornamental Features

Purple King Mountain Plum Pine has attractive bluish-green foliage which emerges creamy white in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and turn purple in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Purple King Mountain Plum Pine is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Purple King Mountain Plum Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Purple King Mountain Plum Pine will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Garden 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features


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