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This scintillating plant is Podocarpus parlatorei photographed in Samaipata, Bolivia. A large tree in the wild, it should be hardy in the Pacific Northwest, adding to our pallette of large-leafed podocarps which lend a much softer texture to the garden than many conifers. It occurs in Argentina as well, and recalls the Chilean P. salignus. This is in cultivation in the United States but I don't have it myself. Another even rarer species endemic to Bolivia, P. rusbyi, might not be, but would be worth trying.
"In the desert you can remember your name, 'cause
there ain't no one for to give you no pain."