NZ native coniferous tree, naturally found in swampy areas.
It can make an attractive specimen tree.
Juvenile trees have drooping needle like foliage with a bronze tinge, while on adult trees the leaves are dark green compressed scales. Small oblong pollen bearing cones are carried on male trees and in autumn female trees bear the seeds on small bright red fruit, which are appealing to native birds.
H: up to 65m expect 9m after 20 years
Swampy areas, specimen tree, bird attracting
By seed or cuttings
The Gardeners encyclopaedia of New Zealand Native Plants by Yvonne Cave & Valda Paddison