Historically this ornamental conifer, along with the closely related hoop pine, was commonly planted around homesteads in the Macarthur area. Over the years gardens have become smaller in size and it is no longer possible for most people to grow their own tree. Our plantings at Mount Annan will ensure that it continues to be a signature planting for the area.
Mature trees produce cones weighing up to 5 kg and about the size of a football which can be quite a health hazard as they tumble from the sky. At Mount Annan you can look at these magnificent trees from a safe distance.