Red Tip Mountain Plum Pine
Podocarpus lawrencei 'Red Tip'
Red Tip Mountain Plum Pine foliage
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 3 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: 7b
This is a showy more prostrate evergreen shrub with stunning red new growth atop the older dark green needles; changes to a coppery red in late fall; adds a wonderful texture to a border or rock garden
Red Tip Mountain Plum Pine has attractive dark green foliage which emerges red in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and turn coppery-bronze in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Red Tip 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.
Red Tip Mountain Plum Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Red Tip 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.
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