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Conservatory GreenhouseTrees

Agathis australis

kauri pine

An evergreen conifer with broad, flat, leathery leaves which ultimately makes a very large, imposing tree

Other common names
kauri
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Size
Ultimate height
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
more than 50 years
Ultimate spread
Wider than 8 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Araucariaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Columnar upright
Genus

Agathis are evergreen, coniferous trees with broad, flat, leathery leaves. The spherical female cones and smaller, cylindrical male cones are borne on separate trees

Name status

Correct

Plant range
New Zealand

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How to grow

Cultivation

Young plants may be grown for their foliage in a cool greenhouse, and stood outdoors in summer. Grow in loam-based compost, with good light and plenty of ventilation

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in warmth in early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Patio and container plants
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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