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Wollemi Pine Tree

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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

Family :Araucariaceae

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 .

Superb gift plant, for the person who has everything!:

Photo Credits - Wollemi in big pot -  Thanks to Kevin Macartan Monaghan, Dublin - his plant after 2 years!

 

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€79.00

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