Kauri pine - Agathis robusta

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Native Queensland pine with glossy wide leaves unlike typical conifers, and giant green cones as big as oranges. Dates back to the Jurassic age when dinosaurs might have browsed on the leaves. Very tall slender upright habit.
Tropical origins but happy in southern states. Historically prized and heavily logged for its richly-coloured timber; sadly few old-growth stands remain. Lovely in formal gardens, wildlife gardens, or as feature tree where it has the space to shine.

Cone image: via Wendy Cutler  600 year old timber slice imageAndrew  cropped to size.

Agathis robusta - kauri pine

APPEARANCE : Tall Queensland native pine with wide oval glossy foliage unlike a conventional conifer, upright slender growth habit and fern like branches. Orange-sized green cone fruits.
ORIGIN : Originates in tropical and subtropical regions of QLD but will grow in the southern states too.
USE FOR : Beautiful planted in rows in formal garden settings or as a feature tree.
CLIMATE : Kauri pines like sunshine and humidity.
PLANTING : Plant in a moist soil rich in organic matter. This beautiful pine can reach up to 50 metres in its natural habitat; though usually reaches under 10m in garden settings. Site carefully as there is nothing sadder than a kauri lopped short to fit a space.
CARE : Mulch and water well until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks, prune as needed to promote new growth.
HEIGHT & WIDTH : 6m H x 5m W in most garden settings
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
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