Alpine celery pine Phyllocladus trichomanoides var. alpinus

alpine celery pine


P. trichomanoides var. alpina is slow-growing, upright, evergreen conifer, forming a large shrub or small, bushy tree to about 7m. The foliage consists of oval or diamond shaped, sometimes lobed, phylloclades - flattened stems replacing the true leaves which are reduced to scales. Foliage colour is very variable on different plants, from deep green or rich blue-grey to pale blue-green or yellowy-olive. Male cones resemble short, purplish-pink catkins, and female cones have fleshy red scales enclosing a white sheath which splits to reveal one or more black seeds

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      alpine celery pine

    • Common names

      Phyllocladus aspleniifolius var. alpinus, Phyllocladus alpinus

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      4-8 metres

    • Spread

      2.5-4 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    group 1

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders City & Courtyard Gardens

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed in spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer

  • insectPests

    Generally pest-free

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease-free