Dating back to the Edo Period (1603 to 1867) in Japan, this has long been considered one of the decorative cherry trees. The rich double flowers of spring are held in pendant-like clusters, and as the petals unfurl it gives the impression the whole tree is growing and gently bubbling into the season. Reddish-copper leaves emerge and turn to a dark green in summer, forming a dense canopy which offers shade below. Autumn is orange and bronze. In all seasons, it makes for a graceful ornamental tree which will add positively to any landscape.
Suitable for: Hedging, topiary
Features: Good blue tone
Botanical Name: PODOCARPUS totara ‘Matapouri Blue’