Height: 10-20'; Spread: 10-20'
Evergreen; upright, rounded, dense form.
Dark green, stiff, needle-like leaves with sharp points, up to 4" long.
Fragrant, small, white flowers in racemes. Winter.
Persistent, 1", round, woody capsule.
Smooth; green when young, brown when mature.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Moderate. Early pruning to train a good shape. Regular pruning needed less frequently with age.
Drought (once established), any soil (as long as it drains), coastal conditions, medium winds.
- Special Considerations:
Susceptible to root rot in moist, heavy soils. Does well in coastal conditions. Sharp points at end of leaves. Hardy tree.
- Notable Traits:
Native to Australia. Fragrant flowers.