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  • Writer's pictureLinnie Ross

The Wonderful Wollemi

You can assist in the conservation effort by growing your own Wollemi Pine and becoming part of one of the most dramatic botanic comebacks in natural history.

The Wollemi Pine is one of the world's oldest and rarest plants dating back to the time of the dinosaurs. Thought to be extinct the Wollemi Pine was rediscovered in 1994 in a remote part of the Wollemi National Park in the Blue Mountains. With less than 100 adult trees known to exist in the wild, we are very proud to be an integral part of the regeneration of the Wollemi Pine and as the global custodians are working hard to help safeguard the survival of this prehistoric beauty.

When were they discovered?

They were discovered in 1994 by National Parks and Wildlife Ranger David Noble.

What is their growth habits?

Their mature height is 20m making the good for parks and large gardens. They will grow 0.5m a year as a young plant and after 2 years will grow 1m per year until maturity.

Will they grow inside?

Yes, in well lit areas but would prefer a balcony or veranda.

What are they related to?

Hoop Pine, Monkey Puzzle, Bunya Pine and the Norfolk Island Pine.

Find the Wollemi Pine, at Stall 78 at Collectors' Plant Fair.

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