Podocarpus elongatus ‘Blue Chip’


  • Botanical name: Podocarpus elongatus 'Blue Chip'
  • Common name: Podocarp
  • Family: Podocarpaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree
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Podocarpus elongatus is a species of conifer native to southern Africa. It has elongated grey-blue leaves and a round, bushy habit, typically growing as wide as tall. Podocarpus elongatus ‘Blue Chip’ has particularly blue leaves. Despite being native to South Africa it is fully hardy and can survive temperatures of minus 15°C when established.


Grow Podocarpus elongatus ‘Blue Chip’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Water regularly in the first year, to help it become established.

How to grow Podocarpus 'Blue Chip'

  • Plant size

    5m height

    2.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

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Podocarpus 'Blue Chip' and wildlife

Podocarpus 'Blue Chip' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Podocarpus 'Blue Chip' poisonous?

Podocarpus 'Blue Chip' can be toxic.

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Toxic to Cats

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No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People