Wollemia nobilis – Wollemi Pine

This Australian native conifer caused a sensation when it was discoverd in the wilderness of Wollemi National Park in NSW. It is related to the Bunya and Norfolk Island Pine and has a similar pyramid shape when mature. The dark green textured foliage contrasts well with the dark brown bark to form a very distinctive feature plant for the garden. The seed cones are also an attractive feature. This tree can be  temperamental in cultivation as it is somewhat susceptible to root rot. It can make a great potted live Christmas tree given good care and a suitable large container.

Family:Araucariaceae
Scientific Name:Wollemia nobilis
Common Name:Wollemi Pine
Plant Type:Small tree, Large tree
Height:10 ~ 40 metres
Width:5 ~ 8 metres
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Attractive foliage, Wow factor

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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