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Wollemi pine one of the worlds rarest trees, discovered in Australia in 1994
Wollemi pine one of the worlds rarest trees, discovered in Australia in 1994

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It's amazing just how much these trees can grow if they're happy. This tree in the last month has grown around 15cm in hight!
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Well the weather has been playing some strange games in Australia and around the world.
Summer of 2012-2013 was Australia’s warmest on record (ref BOM), South East Australia recorded 37% below average rainfall for April, while North & Western Australia Recorded 10% above average, With NSW and Victoria recording the largest variances from the long term record of 68 and 59% below average rainfall, respectively.

What does this mean for your Wollemi?
Well we can’t comment on all Wollemi Pine around the world, but what we will do is ask that you go and have a look at your Wollemi Pine, check its condition, look for discolouration in the foliage, get yourself a soil Combination meter (http://www.gardenexpress.com.au/combination-meter-probe/) and check your moisture and PH levels.

Feel free to report back to us for some advice if you feel your Wollemi is in need of some attention.
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With the change in season across the world it's important to take notice of your Wollemi pine to make sure it's in best health for the new season, have a look at the foliage for discolouration or what's referred to as "tipping" in which the tips of the leaves turn yellow, tipping is common in Wollemi and no real action can be taken to fix it, but it is a sign of that your Wollemi needs attention, the sort of tipping determines what the Wollemi needs, if it's dead foliage (dry reddish brown and crunchy) this would likely be a drought effected Wollemi. If it's yellowing off it would more likely be a deficiency in nutrients or the soil PH is un-balanced, Phosphorus toxicity is a common problem with Wollemi not using Australian Native growing media and can also cause yellowing and die back. Use a low Phosphorus fertiliser and normal Dolomite Lime to adjust the PH to between 5.5 and 6.5.
In this picture we see a mild case of tipping in it's early stages.

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14 Days of little to no rain in Melbourne was a little tough on some Wollemi here, thankfully the skies opened up last night and gave everything a drink!

Now would be a good time to check on your Wollemi, check the moisture level, make sure it's moist all the way down into the root zone, if it's potted don't hesitate to pull it out and have a look, if it looks dry then it most likely is dry, if it looks wet after the rain then the rain has done the job, if your soil is soaking wet you may have more serious issues like root rot, this can effect Wollemi months after the initial disease has set in over winter, and make itself very prominent through dry spells and hot weather. for those with opposing seasons make sure your Wollemi isn't getting over wintered, to much water will stress the plant and encourage disease.

image © J.Plaza RBG Sydney care of www.wollemipine.com

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Now in Australia we have some warmer weather breaking through, if you live in a climate that is starting to warm up then now is the best time to start giving your Wollemi pine a little more water, but not too much, just keep them moist but don't let them dry out, a good dose of low P (Phosphorus) fertiliser and a tablespoon of Dolomite lime will see them looking healthy for the warmer months.
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With the cooler months baring down on us here in Australia, be sure not to over water your Wollemi Pine, check the moisture level and only water when dry, for all those in warmer climates be sure to make sure your Wollemi doesn't dry out.
Happy Gardening!
#gardening #wollemi #landscapedesign

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Find out more about the Wollemi Pine and it's amazing feat of survival for millions of years!

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the whole team @ www.wollemipine.com
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