Celery Leaf Pine

Somebody was discussing an unusual coniferous genus on the Rare Plant Enthusiasts FB group, so I dug out this picture of my celery leaf pine from NZ (Phyllocladus trichomanoides). I grow it as a pot plant as it’s very unlikely to be hardy, mainly for its curiosity value, not edible as far as I know although it does produce a berry like aril surrounding the seed (it will never get big enough here). What look like leaves in the picture are actually leaf-like shoots called phylloclades as you also find on edible butcher’s broom (Ruscus aculeatus).

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