Podocarpus elongatus 'Monmal' is the cultivar name for Icee Blue™ Cape yellowood. The originators at Monrovia nursery, inc. claim that it's the first Podocarpus tree with distinctive blue foliage. New growth is lime-gray-blue maturing to a cool gray-blue-green on this excellent specimen, that is appropriate for use as a lawn or screen tree. One of the most beautiful and decorative pyramidal conifers for the Southern U.S.
After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 10 to 12 feet (3 - 4 m) tall and 4.5 feet (1.5 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 10 to 12 inches (25 - 30 cm). It is often and easily sheared to create hedges and topiaries.
This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in 2004 at Monrovia Nurseries of Azuza, California, USA.
Hi I just purchased a new house and this plant is in front of my house as part of my landscape. I am very hesitant to let it grow there cause it is very close to my wall. I hate to take it put because its beautiful but my question is does it grow very tall and would the roots damage my foundation? Can you trim it not to grow tall? Like 10 feet? Anyone have an idea?
I'm in 9b, so a bit warmer than you, but in a Mediterranean climate in CA. Mine burn in frost here - the tips turn mauvey-pink and break off. It's not too unsightly but I fear that if we have a very cold winter they will get hit. Their winter hardiness is 25-30 degrees.
We have recently moved to Summerlin (Las Vegas) Nevada and chose to plant several Icee Blue podocarp for our landscape. They are against a terrace wall to create a screen...the problem is the summer direct sun has burned the leaves. If I move the plants to a shady area (my only choice) can they live with very little direct sunlight. Thanks!