• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Wollemia nobilis

Wollemi pine

  • Other common names Wollemi pine

  • Family Araucariaceae

  • Genus Wollemia was first discovered in an Australian rainforest in 1994 and is considered a "living fossil"; a monotypic genus

  • Details W. nobilis is an evergreen coniferous tree with a tall slender crown in its native habitat. Light green new growth in spring darkens with age over the growing season; needles, up to 4cm long, persist on the branches in 2 or 4 ranks. Male and female cones can appear on the same tree; female cones are almost spherical and male cones catkin-like

  • Plant range Australia (NS Wales)


  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)




  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect North-facing or South-facing or East-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered


  • Loam


  • Clay


  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Clay

  • pHAcid, Neutral


  • Ultimate height Higher than 12 metres

  • Ultimate spread 4-8 metres

  • Time to ultimate height more than 50 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grows best in a neutral to acid, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade, but can adapt to sunny position (foliage may yellow at first). Needs a sheltered position. An ideal architectural specimen tree. Slow-growing; growing 2-3m in 5 years

Propagation Propagate by seed or propagate by cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Architectural

How to care

Pruning No pruning necessary

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Generally disease free

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