One of the worlds most elegant conifers with a conical habit and soft grey weeping foliage. It will quickly grow to 10metres in any well drained sunny site that is sheltered from strong prevailing winds as these tend to make to tree one sided. It is a botanical oddity as since it was first discribed from cultivation and no one has been sure of its wild origins. It is often described as a permanently juvenile form of C.torulosa, however if taxonimists have their way it looks like it could become C. himalaica var. darjeelingensis something that isnot going to go down well with anyone having to write a label! I have lovely strong plants in 12″ pots for $135.00.
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Horticulturalist, nurseryman, collector, prolific writer and award-winning radio broadcaster and TV host. Owner of Dicksonia Rare Plants nursery and open garden Tugurium. ABC patron of Royal Hortocultural Society Victoria & friends of Geelong Botanic gardens President Plant Trust.