A remarkable evergreen ‘living fossil,’ this beautiful slow growing conifer makes a fabulous talking point and grows well in sun or light shade.
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Wollemia nobilis was unknown to science right up until 1994, when it botanists found it growing in a wilderness area of the Wollemi National Park in Australia. With less than 100 adult trees found in the wild, an extensive research and conservation plan was quickly developed.
The Wollemi Pine is a true living fossil, the sole remaining member of a genus that was last known from fossils 2 million years old. Despite being commonly referred to as Wollemi pine, it is not a pine at all and actually in the same family as the Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucariaceae).
Care & Size Guidance
Although a mature specimen can reach over 12 metres in optimum conditions, this is a slow growing tree in the UK so be ready to celebrate small annual increases!