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PlantFiles: Pencil Pine
Athrotaxis cupressoides

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Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Athrotaxis (ath-roh-TAKS-iss) (Info)
Species: cupressoides (koo-press-OY-deez) (Info)

Category:
Trees

Height:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

No positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative pokerboy On Aug 20, 2004, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

My garden has got two of these huge trees and they are ripping up our drive way. Ok, they are nice when they are young, but when they grow to be large and strong, they can cause considerable damage to pavement, concrete etc. These are also a fire hazard because of its dead conifer-like foliaged centre. Not to be planted near houses. pokerboy.



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