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Afrocarpus gracilior


Afrocarpus gracilior

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A dense, graceful tall evergreen tree with dark gray bark and pendulous branches that are heavily clothed in 2-3 inch long, narrow mid green leaves. In habitat it can reach as tall as 30 mts. It produces at branch ends a yellow fleshy cone that ages to purplish-blue. Plant in sun or part shade. This is a good shade tree and it is also useful as a large screening plant. One of the few conifers native to Africa, it comes from equatorial eastern Africa ranging from Ethiopia south into Uganda and Kenya where it grows in dry forests between 4,000 and 9,000 feet. Water well while getting it established, otheriwse hardy. Avoid extremely frosty cold sites.

 
Genus
Afrocarpus
Species   gracilior
Cultivar  

Common name
African Fern Pine

Family name
Podocarpaceae
Place of origin
South Africa


DETAILS
Height
10 m
Width
4 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types / Needs well drained soil

Moisture
Prefers even soil moisture / Tolerates dry soils

Exposure
Grows in sun or semi-shade / Will tolerate moderate frosts

Immaculate / Magnificent / Sanctuary / Texture

Trees

Category
Medium 10 to 18 metre.
Availability
We have this currently available in a PB 6.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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