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.
Plant Information or Specifications
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
No (Full Size)
Sun or Shade
Full (Sun:80%-100%), Part (Sun:50-80%)
Preferred Soil Type
Customer Comments on 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. | Ross Stephan - Mackay, Qld 25-Oct-2019
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