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Agathis australis


Order: Pinales
   Family: Araucariaceae
            Genus: Agathis
                        Specie: Agathis australis

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 160 ft (150 m)

Cultivation: Deep soil with reliable moisture

Features: Large size; distinctive bark

Uses: Tree for large landscapes

Zones: 9-10

Description: Famous as New Zealand?s largest native tree, this majestic species is known to reach a height of 150 ft (45 m) with a trunk up to 20 ft (6 m) in diameter. It is found in swampy lowland forests in the far north of North Island, where it once grew in large

Growth Habit: Large trunk, conical when young, ageing to branched crown

Comments: New Zealand's largest native tree

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