Agathis - - Semi-mature and mature Agathus robusta

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Agathus robusta - Kauri Pine or Smooth-barked Kauri

 

Family:

Araucariaceae

Origins:

Queensland Australia

Plant Type:

Coniferous tree

Size:

30 - 50m x 15 - 20m

Habit/ Form:

Straight, Erect and clear trunk, conical or ovoid as it matures.

Leaves:

Lanceolate 10 - 12cm long and 4cm wide irregularly opposite.

Flowers:

Male and female flowers grow on same tree. The male flowers are brown catkin 4-8cm to 2cm across.

Fruit:

Ovoid to globose cones to 12 - 15cm long to 4-8cm across.

Bark / Trunk:

1.5m - 2m in diameter generally smoothed bark that sheds and flakes over time.

Vigour / Longevity:

Extremely long lived, over 100 years, and will grow fast early in it's life.

Environmental Requirements:

Likes full sun and can handle warmer climates. Will tolerate frost once established.

Hardiness:

Can handle temperatures down to 0deg C once established.

Soil / Drainage:

Prefer a well-drained, deep sandy to alluvial soils.

Pruning:

Train and prune to single leader when young.

Watering:

Prefers drier conditions with moderate water.

Fertilising:

Use a general slow release fertilizer.

Pests / Diseases:

Uses:

Mainly used in parklands and open gardens as a feature tree. Commonly found around heritage properties as a landmark tree. Recently an avenue was planted in Centennial Park in Sydney.

 

 

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