Bull Kauri Pine

$29.95

Agathis microstachya, commonly known as the Bull Kauri tree, is a slow-growing evergreen tree endemic to Far North Queensland, Australia. It has a very restricted distribution, being almost limited to the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, with its elevational range of 400–900 m above sea level. This magnificent tree is one of the largest species of the Agathis genus, growing up to 50 meters tall in the wild.

In addition to their impressive height, the Bull Kauri trees are also known for their distinctive, straight trunks with little taper and unbuttressed roots, which give them a unique and striking appearance. Its distinctive trunk has coarse and flaky bark and leaves with numerous longitudinal, parallel veins.

To successfully grow Bull Kauri trees, it’s essential to provide them with the right growing conditions. Bull Kauri trees are found in well-drained soils in their natural habitats, so it’s necessary to ensure that the soil you use for planting is well-drained and free from waterlogging. A soil pH of 5.5 to 6.5 is preferred, but the trees can tolerate a slightly wider range, from 5.0 to 7.0.

Bull Kauri trees are relatively slow-growing, so they are well suited to smaller gardens or even as indoor potted plants. Over time, they can reach a height of 15-20 meters with a spread of 10-15 meters, making them an impressive focal point in any landscape.

Bull Kauri trees prefer well-drained, fertile soil with plenty of organic matter. If your soil is heavy or poorly drained, consider amending it with compost or other organic matter to improve its structure and fertility. You can also add a layer of mulch around the tree’s base to conserve moisture and suppress weeds.

Bull Kauri trees are generally not fussy regarding light and moisture but prefer a sheltered position out of strong winds. In the wild, Bull Kauri trees are found in forests, so they are used to a relatively shady environment. In the garden, they will thrive in partial shade to full sun, but avoid planting them in full sun if your climate is hot and dry.

In terms of water requirements, Bull Kauri trees are drought tolerant once established, but they need regular watering in the first few years after planting to help them establish their roots. Generally, it would be best if you watered your Bull Kauri tree once or twice a week, depending on the weather and soil conditions.

Finally, it’s important to note that Bull Kauri trees are relatively slow-growing, so they will not reach their full height and spread for many years. This means they are a long-term investment in your garden, but the reward is a magnificent tree that will provide years of enjoyment and beauty.

Agathis microstachya is a magnificent species that will provide a stunning focal point in any landscape. With its distinctive trunk, unbuttressed roots, and lush foliage, the Bull Kauri tree is a perfect choice for those looking for a long-term investment in their garden. By providing the right growing conditions, including well-drained soil, ample moisture, and partial shade to full sun, you can ensure that your Bull Kauri tree will thrive for many years.

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Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 40 × 6 × 6 cm
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