Mount Spurgeon black kauri pine - Prumnopitys

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Rare tropical native pine with deep glossy, ferny, yew-like foliage and a slender upright habit. Will grow as far south as Sydney despite its FNQ origins. Lovely in formal gardens or as feature tree. Grows slowly to 6m in most garden situations, so ideal for smaller spaces.

Prumnopitys ladei - Mount Spurgeon black kauri pine

APPEARANCE : Rare northern Queensland native pine from the granite Atherton Tablelands, with glossy slender herringbone foliage, upright growth habit and fern like branches. Member of the podocarpus (plum pine) family, so it produces small blue-purple plum-like fruits occasionally. Can reach up to 20 metres in its natural rainforest habitat but will remain much smaller in cooler climates with more direct sunlight.
USE FOR : Beautiful planted in rows in formal garden settings or as a feature tree.
PLANTING: A full sun to partly shaded sheltered position in the garden. Plant in a free-draining neutral to acid soil rich in organic matter. Tolerates salt soils and moderate frost once established.
CARE: Mulch and water well until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Protect from frost while young. Despite its tropical origins, it can stand cool temperatures as far south as Sydney and even Canberra once established.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 6 m H x 5 m W slowly.
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.

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