Commonly known as Pencil Pine, Athrotaxis cupressoides is a rare tree and an excellent choice for the garden. This narrow, conically shaped, small tree has thick whipcord branches of tightly held scales giving the foliage a prehistoric look. With age coarse well-defined bark develops, making this tree a majestic masterpiece for the temperate garden. Native to elevations above 2000 feet in Tasmania, Australia, the species is threatened due to brushfires for logging debris in much of the growth range.

Garden Size: 20’H x 5’W

Large: 12-15″/year

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Zone 8



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