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Commonly known as Pencil pine
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Height - to 15m (50ft)
Spread - 4m (13ft)
Tree - or erect shrub. Ascending branches with slightly stringy brown-grey bark.
Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Full sun - shelter from cold, dry winds.
Additional Features - Endangered in the wild - These plants are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list of 'Red Plants'. This is a list of threatened species in the wild, they are either critically, endangered or vulnerable to extinction. - Vulnerable
Good to know - thrives in areas with cool, humid summers. Can be used as an interesting bonsai subject. Cupressus sempervirens (Italian cypress) is also known as pencil pine.
Pests & Diseases - none
Place of origin - Australia (western Tasmania)
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile
Tree Shape - Broadly columnar -
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- Removing shoots below graft - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing peeling bark - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Maintaining variegation - Video Tip ondemand_video
to 15m (50ft)