Rare tropical native pine with deep glossy, ferny, yew-like foliage and an upright habit. Will grow as far south as Sydney. Lovely in formal gardens or as feature tree. Grows slowly to 6m in most gardens.
Prumnopitys ladei - Mount Spurgeon black kauri pine
DESCRIPTION: Rare northern Queensland native pine with glossy slender herringbone foliage, upright growth habit and fern like branches. Member of the podocarpus family. Can reach up to 20 metres in its natural rainforest habitat but will remain much smaller in cooler climates with more direct sunlight. USES: Beautiful planted in rows in formal garden settings or as a feature tree. PLANTING: A full sun to partly shaded position in the garden. Plant in a free draining soil rich in organic matter. Tolerates salt soils and moderate frost once established. Can stand cool temperatures as far south as Sydney and even Canberra. CARE: Mulch and water well until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks, prune as needed to promote new growth. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 6 m H x 5 m W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, young healthy plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.