Taking Care of a Wollemi Pine
The Wollemi Pine, the ultimate survivor, is proving to be hardy and versatile in cultivation. It is not only attractive and striking in appearance, it is easy to grow and low maintenance.
Top Care Tips
The Wollemi Pine is not only attractive and striking in appearance, but also easy to grow and low maintenance. It is very versatile with a range of uses from a container plant in a semi-shaded position, a feature tree in a full sun position to an indoor pot plant in a well-lit position.
The Wollemi Pine as an indoor/outdoor pot plant
The Wollemi Pine can be maintained in a pot and does not require frequent re-potting, making it an ideal container plant for patios and courtyards. It can also be used as indoor decoration in well-lit areas which are out of direct sunlight and is able to tolerate air conditioning.
The Wollemi Pine as a garden or landscape tree
The Wollemi Pine will make a spectacular specimen tree and can also be planted as an avenue, grove or hedge. It is low maintenance and remarkably versatile for a range of uses from a container plant in a semi-shaded position to a feature tree in full sun locations.
Is the Wollemi Pine susceptible to common garden pests?
Mammal damage can be a problem with any young trees planted in open ground. We do not feel that the Wollemi Pine is any more susceptible than other garden plants to attention from mammals. In some instances, the whole garden will need to be protected by fencing to prevent damage to garden plants. If this is impractical or not cost effective we suggest that you protect your Wollemi Pine from un-wanted attention by enclosing your tree with chicken wire. This should deter mammals such as Rabbits, Hares, Badgers and Deer. For more information contact your local Wollemi Pine stockist.
Tortrix Moth Caterpillar
Tortrix Moth Caterpillar seems to have a particular penchant for Wollemi Pine. Consider using a Tortrix Moth Trap; these use a pheromone to catch the male moth.
Troubleshooting & Common FAQs
What is the best watering regime for the Wollemi Pine?