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Manoao colensoi


Manoao colensoi

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Small to medium-sized tree with a narrow crown of yellow-green foliage and branches that weep at their ends. Juvenile plants have limp needle-like leaves which gradually change into overlapping yellowish green scale-like leave with a prominent ridge on the lower surface. Branchlets often have a mixture of leaf forms. Small, fleshy cones are formed. An endemic genus with one species found in high rainfall areas on both the North and South Islands. Named after the Cornish missionary William Colenso (1811-1899), explorer and botanist, printer and politician.

 
Genus
Manoao
Species   colensoi
Cultivar  

Common name
Silver Pine

Family name
Podocarpaceae
Place of origin
New Zealand


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

Soil Type
Needs well drained soil

Moisture
Prefers moist soil

Exposure
Prefers a semi-shaded site / Will tolerate very hard frosts.

Enthusiast / Indigenous / Magnificent / Sanctuary

Trees

Category
Medium 10 to 18 metre.
Availability
We have this currently available in a PB 8 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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