One of the charming aspects of the Wollemi Pine tree is that each one is completely individual.
Trees supplied are from 30cm (1ft) tall. This is a perfect size for either keeping in a pot for the patio, or planting in the ground. Each Wollemi Pine will come with an information booklet, care label, sachet of mycorrhizal "friendly" fungi to help the growth of your Pine and also a certificate of authenticity to prove that you have purchased a piece of genuine Jurassic history.
Less than 100 trees exist in the wild now.
Claim to fame :One of the world's oldest and rarest trees
Scientific name: Wollemia nobilis
Relatives: Kauri, Norfolk Island, Hoop, Bunya and Monkey Puzzle pines
When discovered :1994
Where discovered: 200km west of Sydney in a rainforest gorge within the 500,000 hectare Wollemi National Park in the Blue Mountains
Discovered by : David Noble, a NSW National Parks and Wildlife Officer and avid bushwalker
Age: The Wollemi Pine belongs to the 200 million year old Araucariaceae family
Oldest known fossil :90 million years
Wild population :Less than 100 mature trees
Characteristics :Conifer with attractive, unusual dark green foliage, bubbly bark and sprouts multiple trunks
Growth habit :Fast growing in light, favours acid soils, and temperatures from -5-45C
Size: The largest wild Wollemi Pine in the rainforest gorge is 40m tall with a main trunk of 1.2m wide
Conservation Royalties from sales of the Wollemi Pine support conservation of the Wollemi Pine and other rare and endangered plant species
Best use :Unique gift for special occasions, a stunning patio and indoor plant and feature tree for parks and large gardens .
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