Wollemi Pine

These incredibly rare, amazing trees will look stunning in any garden (see photo below).

It will grow in any soil type as long as it is free draining.

Can be pruned hard in winter or just leave it to mature into a beautiful tree.

Through early summer it will produce attractive apple green foliage, contrasting with its dark green.

They are frost hardy down to about -9 degrees and dont mind if we get a summer heatwave!

One golden rule: Don't over water - only give it a drink when it's dry



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Facts about Wollemi Pine
Claim to fame: One of the world's oldest and rarest trees

Scientific name: Wollemia nobilis

Family: Araucariaceae

Relatives : Kauri, Norfolk Island, Hoop, Bunya and Monkey Puzzle pines

When discovered: 1994

Where discovered: 200km west of Sydney in a rainforest gorge within the 500,000 hectare Wollemi National Park in the Blue Mountains

Discovered by David Noble, a NSW National Parks and Wildlife Officer and avid bushwalker

Age: The Wollemi Pine belongs to the 200 million year old Araucariaceae family

Oldest known fossil: 90 million years

Wild population: Less than 100 mature trees

Characteristics : Conifer with attractive, unusual dark green foliage, bubbly bark and sprouts multiple trunks

Growth habit: Fast growing in light, favours acid soils, and temperatures from - 5 to 45°C (23 to 113°F). Trials in the USA and Japan have indicated that it will survive temperatures as cold as -12°C (10.4 °F).

Size: The largest wild Wollemi Pine in the rainforest gorge is 40m tall with a main trunk of 63cm in width

Check out our YouTube video diary on germinating Wollemi Pine seeds, click below.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EI53oCMNGpQ. (Part one)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dwcfQrJzAic (Part two)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hLuCIx88pOk (Part three)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0jSkpyPLg8 (Part four)