Celery Top Pine
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Celery Top Pine

Scientific Name

Phyllocladus aspleniifolius

Habitat

Celery Top Pine is a native conifer found in wet areas in the drier forests of the North East to the rainforests of the South West of Tasmania. It is able to survive on low nutrient conditions due to nitrogen fixing bacteria on their roots. It grows from 40 to 85 metres and is known live for 800 years.

Timber

Celery Top Pine is a creamy white colour, over time and sunlight exposure will darken to a mellow rosy gold. The grain is straight and even with clearly visible growth rings.

Foliage

The foliage is dark green and leathery, it resembles the leaves of celery but are not actually leaves. They are cladodes as flattened stems.

Uses

Boat Building
External cladding and poles in the building industry
Quality Furniture