Plants of Merit: Alpine plum yew

  • By Sandra Schumacher
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2014 4:45pm
  • Life

WHAT: Podocarpus alpines ‘County Park Fire,’ also known as alpine plum yew, is a low spreading evergreen providing the garden with color throughout the year.

Needles are a cream/salmon coloration in the spring, evolving into a spectacular bronze foliage in the fall.

Its red berries are a beautiful winter feature that is not to be missed.

SUN OR SHADE: This evergreen prefers full sun to part shade.

SIZE: Its diminutive size, 3 foot by 3 foot, makes it a perfect specimen for containers or small urban spaces.

SEE IT: At the WSU Master Gardener Demonstration Garden at Jennings Memorial Park, 6915 Armar Road, Marysville.

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