(This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List.)
The Pencil Cedar is a large, graceful evergreen tree very common in the rainforests of eastern Australia. Its habitat extends from Bundaberg, Queensland through the three coastal zones of New South Wales and into Victoria. It also has a presence on the Central Tablelands region of NSW.
A slender, fast-growing tree (it will grow 3 metres in its first year) that has a clear cylindrical stem which abruptly forks into many branches which support a dark, impressive canopy. In cultivation, this tree is expected to reach 15 metres high and a spread of 6 metres.
The leaves are unusual being compound, 1.2 metres (4ft) long with up to 17 leaflet pairs. The flowers are also of a compound arrangement, light green to cream, and in large panicles in autumn. These are followed by rounded fruit 4mm long and purple-blue when ripe which attract birds in droves.
Offered is a packet of 30 seeds with propagation notes.
All seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.
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