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The Wollemi Pine (Wollemia nobilis) was discovered in Wollemi National Park (NSW) in 1994. These dinosaur-era trees are now available for the home gardener. They are versatile and can grow indoors or out in the garden and can be pruned to keep them small and shaped.


How to grow wollemi pine in a garden

  1. Choose a place in the garden that gets full sun to filtered light. Prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
  2. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball.
  3. Carefully remove the plant from the pot, ensuring not to disturb any of the roots. TIP: You can use scissors to remove the plant from the pot, but take care when using this method.
  4. Position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down. Form a raised or doughnut shaped ring of soil around the outer edge of the plant's root zone. This helps keep water where it's needed.  Always water in well after planting to settle the soil around the roots and keep the soil moist for several weeks while the new plant establishes.
  5. Mulch lightly with woodchips and water in well.
  6. Feed lightly in Spring and Autumn with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to ensure strong root development.

     
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How to grow wollemi pine in a pot

  1. Choose a pot that is at least twice the size of the selected plant. Position in the garden that receives full sun to filtered sun.
  2. Fill the pot with a quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
  3. Carefully remove the plant from the pot ensuring not to disturb any of the roots. TIP: You can use scissors to remove the plant from the pot, but take care when using this method.
  4. Position in hole and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well. 
  5. Mulch lightly with woodchips and water in well.
  6. Feed  lightly in Spring and Autumn with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to ensure strong root development.

Growing tips

  • Its ability to stand indoor environments makes it a lovely choice as an alternate Christmas Tree
  • The tree is very slow growing, great for the patient gardener
  • Wollemi Pines dislike root disturbances, so take extra care when chosing its final position and transplanting 
  • Be careful not to overwater, these plants don’t like getting wet feet

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