Prumnopitys ladei – Mount Spurgeon Black Pine

A rare tree with a limited distribution in the wild, but a great Australian conifer that deserves a place in more landscaping, and can also be used in containers as a Christmas tree as it can be used indoors in a well lit position. It is slow growing to around 10 metres high, likes a well drained acid soil with plenty of organic matter, and can be used from sub tropical areas to cooler places as it can withstand moderate frost once established. It has male and female plants, with large blue seeds on the female.

Family : Podocarpaceae
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Plant Type : Small tree
Width : 4
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Column-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Bonsai, Decorative fruit
Scientific Name: Prumnopitys ladei
Common Name : Mount Spurgeon Black Pine
Height : 10
Flower Color : Green
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Indoor, Container growing, Cold climate
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
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