A rare tree with a limited distribution in the wild, but a great Australian conifer that deserves a place in more landscaping, and can also be used in containers as a Christmas tree as it can be used indoors in a well lit position. It is slow growing to around 10 metres high, likes a well drained acid soil with plenty of organic matter, and can be used from sub tropical areas to cooler places as it can withstand moderate frost once established. It has male and female plants, with large blue seeds on the female.
|Scientific Name:||Prumnopitys ladei|
|Common Name:||Mount Spurgeon Black Pine|
|Plant Type:||Small tree|
|Height:||5 ~ 10 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Indoor, Container growing, Cold climate|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Column-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Bonsai, Decorative fruit|
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