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WOLLEMI PINE
Wollemia nobilis

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Photo Locations: Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA, San Marcos Growers - Santa Barbara, CA, Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA and Hobart, AU.

General Notes

This tree was discovered in an Australian wilderness in 1994.  It gets its name from the Wollemi National Park, in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, where it was discovered. It has a very distinct bark with bumps on its brown surface and has a habit of sprouting multiple trunks. The slender male cones can grow to 4 inches in length, and they and the female cones form at the tips of branches.

Native to Eastern Australia.

Family: Araucariaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Columnar Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 80 - 130 feet.

Width: 8 - 12 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years or more.

Leaves Linear, Medium to Light Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Reddish Brown. Flowers in Fall or Winter. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Persistent, Green to Brown Cone, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer.

Bark Chocolate Brown, Rough or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense in Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun.

Well Drained Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Phytopthora cinnamomi.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Not Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Medium to large sized park or garden tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Wollemia nobilis Tree Record." 1995-2019. Nov 22, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/wollemia-nobilis >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.