Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
ahosey01

Agathis robusta

Recommended Posts

ahosey01

Shout out to @Silas_Sancona for turning me on to this tree.

Its a broad-leaf conifer native to Queensland.  San Marcos growers reports significant cold tolerance. An established specimen of theirs took 18F with no damage.

Planted this out from a 15 gallon.  So far, temps are down between 25F and 34F nightly, but back up to 70F+ each afternoon.

Wondering if these could become more popular in cultivation once the hardiness to both heat and cold is better understood.

image.thumb.jpg.2caa58dd24f0683a18781cf03fdf70a9.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Silas_Sancona
27 minutes ago, ahosey01 said:

Shout out to @Silas_Sancona for turning me on to this tree.

Its a broad-leaf conifer native to Queensland.  San Marcos growers reports significant cold tolerance. An established specimen of theirs took 18F with no damage.

Planted this out from a 15 gallon.  So far, temps are down between 25F and 34F nightly, but back up to 70F+ each afternoon.

Wondering if these could become more popular in cultivation once the hardiness to both heat and cold is better understood.

image.thumb.jpg.2caa58dd24f0683a18781cf03fdf70a9.jpg

For most small yards, these will get too large.. or intimidate the heck out of some people once they're towering high above..  Ideal for parks / larger estates though. Question, at least here, is how well they'll tolerate our unique flavor of summer heat/ lack of rain/ low humidity.  Story behind moving the specimen at the Huntington is pretty interesting.

Selby Botanical's Agathis r. Sarasota, FL.  2/27/16:
DSCN0349.thumb.JPG.3e82d80a310d22f177a7591911fd6fc4.JPG

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ahosey01
12 minutes ago, Silas_Sancona said:

For most small yards, these will get too large.. or intimidate the heck out of some people once they're towering high above..  Ideal for parks / larger estates though. Question, at least here, is how well they'll tolerate our unique flavor of summer heat/ lack of rain/ low humidity.  Story behind moving the specimen at the Huntington is pretty interesting.

Selby Botanical's Agathis r. Sarasota, FL.  2/27/16:
DSCN0349.thumb.JPG.3e82d80a310d22f177a7591911fd6fc4.JPG

 

Yeah - this is going to be a big boy.

Currently, it's partially under the canopy of a 40ft Fraxinus pennsylvanica.  Eventually, I'm gonna have to whack back some larger branches on the ash to let this thing grow up and through.

That - or I'll be dead by that point and my kids will have to do it.  LOL.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Austinpalm

Good luck.  I tried Agathis robusta in Austin, TX about 5 years ago.  Received a beautiful 2-3 foot seedlings from a well known mail order company.  Planted it in shade and it promptly died. Not sure if it was our alkaline soil or our summer heat and humidity.  Very cool plant. 

I had the same luck with Wollemia.  Bunya Bunya did well until a hard winter though.

Edited by Austinpalm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ahosey01
4 hours ago, Austinpalm said:

Good luck.  I tried Agathis robusta in Austin, TX about 5 years ago.  Received a beautiful 2-3 foot seedlings from a well known mail order company.  Planted it in shade and it promptly died. Not sure if it was our alkaline soil or our summer heat and humidity.  Very cool plant. 

I had the same luck with Wollemia.  Bunya Bunya did well until a hard winter though.

It seems strange that it would have been the heat, given that they're native to a very hot part of Queensland.  I planted it in some tremendous soil with a neutral PH, so - fingers crossed.

I'm going to erect a shade structure and allow the tree to grow upward into the unprotected sun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
robertdowney1

 

Field Service Management has a crucial role in maintaining Network Field Engineer as they are responsible for planning, installing, testing, and maintaining the equipment to run a proper communication network. Their general duties include the maintenance and repair of equipment and construction of towers to ensure optimal performance. A telecom engineer’s job involves the use of various tools such as interconnect devices, network facilities, and radios. A field engineer also works with engineers from other fields for equipment installation and then report to the upper management.
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Botanicus

I have one planted at my place [zone8-9ish], it has been in the ground a few years and is about 10' tall now. The new growth got burned at around 25F this winter, but otherwise it has been doing well.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
edbrown_III

love this t ree --- rooting a cutting to grow here in Jax ----- I have a big Bunya Buny and a Hoop Pine in the yards as well as the Brasilian Araucaria angustifolium 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...