Blue & Gold Selection💙💛

Ukraine - PODOCARPUS totara 'Aurea'

If ever the world could do with the metaphorical olive branch being extended, it is now in Europe.  We’d like to send our thoughts and prayers to the people of Ukraine.

Perhaps because we’ve been thinking about the conflict, the trees that caught our attention this week are gold and blue.  Specifically, the Native Gold and Blue Totara.

PODOCARPUS totara 'Aurea & Matapouri Blue' - March

PODOCARPUS totara ‘Aurea’ – Native Gold Totara
The golden, needle-like, sessile leaves of the Native gold totara move from a lime green in spring, to the more resplendent shade of golden yellow in winter.  At a time of the year when any plants are either absent of colour (or leaves), it makes for a colourful and dense hedge. 

PODOCARPUS totara ‘Matapouri Blue’ – Native Blue Totara
A wonderful plant for hedging, the blue foliage of the Native Blue is presented in these narrow lanceolate leaves arranged spirally.  It works to present the plant in an open way that captivates through the way it captures both light and shade.