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PODOCARPUS nivalis 'Ruapehu'

Commonly known as Alpine totara

Reddish new growth, male
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£14.50 each

Any 3+ £12.00 each

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  • Evergreen - rigid, linear leaves 1-2cm (½-¾in) long set radially around the slender shoots
  • Height - 30cm (12in)
  • Spread - 60cm (24in)
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions. - spreading, dense, rounded shrub.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade - tolerates partial shade at expense of colour
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - male form. Can be pruned in July or August for coloured growth before winter or in September or October for spring colour
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - New Zealand (North Island), Mt. Ruapehu. Introduced by G. Hutchins, County Park Nursery, Essex
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept - - slightly back from the sea with more shelter
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile. Humus-rich
30cm (12in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  60cm (24in)

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