to eastern Australian rainforests and found also in New Guinea, the
hoop pine is moderately fast growing, reaching 100-120 ft (30-36 m)
under good conditions. Not very frost hardy, it is fairly resistant
to dry conditions once established, though preferring good summer
The tiny, pointed scale leaves curve inwards on the branchlets,
though on juvenile growths they are longer and very prickly. The new
bark is copper-hued, but with age rougher, transverse ridges or
Hardiness zone from 9 To 12
Cultivation: Most are too large for home gardens but may be used as
park and street trees.
They will grow in a range of soil types but prefer a deep, moist,
and a position in full sun.
Growth may be quite fast when conditions suit them.
Propagate from seed in spring.