Brown Pine podocarpus elatus - Illawarra Plum - Plum Pine - FREE DELIVERY


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Our young plants come in larger pots than our competitor's little tube-stock pots. We use larger pots to increase root size and mass. This insures that our plants are healthy, strong and robust for the trip to their new home!

A hardy conical-shaped evergreen tree. The Plum Pine has beautiful dark green narrow leaves with light green highlights and produces edible fruit. It will grow in a range of soil types but does best in free drainage. Very suitable for coastal plantings as they are also resistant to salt spray! It is best to plant them in groups of threes for pollinating as they are dioecious which means there are separate male and female plants.

This is another tree that has been unfortunately exploited for its beautiful timber. The timber has a straight grain with light growth rings and has been used in the production of fine furniture, musical instruments and wood turning.

Your Tree/plant will be;

- Planted in a 500ml pot or larger.

- Greater than 12cm from the top of the pot (not the bottom) in height.

- Healthy with extensive root and vegetation development.

Habitat: East coast of Australia
Uses: Ornamental that attracts wildlife and bushtucker.  

Approximate height: 20m
Minimum temperature tolerance: Tolerates some frost when established. 
Climate: Suited to a subtropical climate
Light: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Prefers free draining/Adaptable

What do I do when I receive my plants?
- Your plants are packed in a way to last the journey. All you will need to do when they arrive is to give them a heavy watering and place them in a part shade position for 10 days. They will recover from the trip quite quickly, give them a bit of extra care until they are strong again. Don't be alarmed if there is leaf loss, they will recover.

 Why do people buy from us?
- We always provide healthy plants and seeds
- FREE Shipping (no hidden charges on checkout)
- Australian run and owned business
- 100% true-to-type plants and trees guaranteed! (don't become one of the horror stories! - we have strict control systems in place to eliminate this problem)
- Great care is taken to prepare your plants and seeds for transportation. Every order is carefully and robustly wrapped for its journey to its new home. 


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