Cassowary Pine

Barringtonia calyptrata

Cassowary seen crossing the ride while driving to Cape Tribulation

This is a beautiful tree with large glossy leaves and stunning pendulous flowers. The flowers produce large quantities of nectar which attract lots of wildlife. Cassowary love feeding on the large fruits when in season. Also called the mango pine, this deciduous or semi-deciduous tree is found in New Guinea and Australia chiefly in coastal areas. The glossy leaves tend to be whorled at the ends of the branches, The fragrant white flowers are in long pendulous spikes and appear just prior to the new growth flush. Will grow as far south as subtropical Northern NSW.

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Specifications of Cassowary Pine

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%), Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months February

Cassowary Pine Reviews & Tips

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Ross Stephan
2y ago

Mackay, Qld, Australia

Cassowary Pine

grows easily in Mackay with some supplementary watering.Tree is about 15 yrs old. Best flowering ever 10/2019.Leaves usually beat flowers but this year there are hundreds of hanging cream bottle brushes and they have beaten leaf development. A picture.

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