Daintree pine - Gymnostoma

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A green dinosaur, this native conifer goes back 300 million years to the Gondwana era. Small elegant cone-shaped pine trees with fine ferny bright green foliage, similar to native Callitris.

Grows in open gaps in tropical rainforest canopy, even at altitude; looks very fine as a feature plant in gardens. Also makes a lovely native alternative Christmas tree!

Gymnostoma australianum - Daintree pine

APPEARANCE : Elegantly-teardrop-shaped native pine with fine bright green foliage and tiny copper-brown round pinecones; dates back to the Gondwana period.
ORIGIN : Native to Daintree tropical rainforest in FNQ
USE FOR : Traditional Aussie native Christmas tree.  Ideal planted as a formal row or as a stately specimen on its own. Suited to container planting.
CLIMATE : Tolerates light frost and dry conditions once established. Happy in humidity
PLANTING : Plant in a sunny to partly shaded position in the garden. Protect from strong winds.
CARE : Mulch and water well until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Fertilise with native fertiliser early spring.
MATURE HEIGHT & WIDTH : 3-6m H x 2-3m W.
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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