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Agathis australis

Kauri

We do not stock this seed due to its very short shelf life. Please preorder with deposit and we can ship in February for seed from New Zealand and August for seed from India. Contact us to work out details, but we will only order this seed for USA customers. Recalcitrant seeds need refrigeration. Since shipping times are out of our control, we are not liable for seed condition upon arrival.
  • Agathis australis

Please select the quantity desired, and we will advise availability and price as soon as possible.

Details

Min. hardiness zone:
8
Item ID:

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: soak in warm water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification
Stratification: none required
Germination
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Agathis australis, commonly known as kauri, is a majestic coniferous tree found in the northern districts of New Zealand's North Island. It is the largest species of tree in New Zealand, standing up to 170 ft tall, with a trunk diameter that can rival California sequoias. Kauri forests are among the most ancient in the world, with antecedents appearing during the Jurassic period. The tree has a unique ecological niche, feeding on the organic litter near the surface of the soil through fine root hairs and several downwardly directed peg roots. Its leaching process, important for its survival, leaves an area of leached soil beneath known as a cup podsol. Kauri is prized for its beautiful timber and long clear lengths, used extensively in boatbuilding. Protecting it from rot requires varnish, epoxy or paint. Kauri is also the best survivor of swamp conditions and is known as Swamp Kauri. Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Agathis australis, and discover the history and uses of the magnificent kauri tree.

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