Podocarpus gracilior ‘Crystal Blue’ (elongatus)

Crystal Blue Fern Pine

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Trees

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Standard Tree

Mature Height & Spread: 15-25' x 15-25'

Natural Growth Habit: Upright

Native To: Africa, Hybrid

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Insignificant

Special Features: Deer Resistant / Hedge / Pollution Tolerant / Screen

Container Sizes: #15, 24" Box

Sunset Garden Zones: 8, 9, 13-24, H1, H2

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 9-11

A Bit More

If you’re looking for a cool blue specimen tree, look no further than the Crystal Blue Fern Pine. Podocarpus gracilior ‘Crystal Blue’ is an evergreen pine that grows 15-25’ tall and wide. This hybrid is notable for its powdery, glaucous foliage that gives the tree its namesake silver-blue color. A native to Africa, ‘Crystal Blue’ is cold hardy to 30° F and may need protection in colder weather. Plant in full sun or part shade. Use as a specimen, screen or lawn tree, and constrast ‘Crystal Blue’s’ wide leaves with bright green shrubs or grasses.

A Bit More

If you’re looking for a cool blue specimen tree, look no further than the Crystal Blue Fern Pine. Podocarpus gracilior ‘Crystal Blue’ is an evergreen pine that grows 15-25’ tall and wide. This hybrid is notable for its powdery, glaucous foliage that gives the tree its namesake silver-blue color. A native to Africa, ‘Crystal Blue’ is cold hardy to 30° F and may need protection in colder weather. Plant in full sun or part shade. Use as a specimen, screen or lawn tree, and constrast ‘Crystal Blue’s’ wide leaves with bright green shrubs or grasses.