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CALLITRIS columellaris

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White Cypress Pine

Other common names: Murray River Cypress Pine, Northern Cypress Pine

Family: Cupressaceae

Characteristics: Small evergreen tree 4-12 m 

Seed per packet: 20

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Erect graceful small evergreen tree 4-12 m with a rough barked trunk to 50 cm diameter. Typical conifer blue-green scale like foliage 4-6 mm long arranged in whorls.

Globose cones 2 cm in diameter which open at maturity to release the seeds. The cones are persistent on the tree and can hold their seeds for several years after maturity. 

An Australian conifer in the family Cupressaceae widespread throughout Australia.

Adaptable to most soil types including extremely sandy soils providing that there is moisture available to the roots. Prefers an open sunny position.

Seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C

  1. Sow seed 1-2 mm deep in a seed raising mix.
  2. Avoid sowing seed too deep, seed sown too deep may not germinate.
  3. Keep warm & moist, avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  4. Germination generally occurs in around 14-28 days in suitable condition.

General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, natives will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.


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