Callitris columellaris – White Cypress-pine

An attractive small tree, this native conifer is hardy and low maintenance. Upright in habit with spreading branches, its dense dark green foliage and clusters of cones make it a highly ornamental tree year round, ideal for garden or landscape use.Excellent for screening and hedges, it will perform best in full sun but tolerates light shade. It also produces quality timber which is resistant to fungal and termite invasion and is used for construction, fencing and telegraph poles. Drought resistant once established, it can be grown in any soil type. Water regularly to establish in dry and poor soils.

Family:Cupressaceae
Scientific Name:Callitris columellaris
Common Name:White Cypress-pine
Other Common Names:Murray River Cypress-pine, Northern Cypress-pine
Plant Type:Small tree
Height:4 ~ 12 metres
Width:2 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Brown
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Column-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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