Dacrydium cupressinum – Rimu

  • Description
One of the most widespread of New Zealand forest trees. The leaves are small and awl-shaped and form a weeping habit, bark falls away in heavy scales. In its juvenile form makes a handsome specimen with weeping branches. After many years develops into a broader tree more upright adult form. One of the most easily recognised large trees in the forest. Prefers cool moist conditions.
Height x Width 30 x 5
Height Range Tall 10+
Growth Rate Moderate
Plant Type Tree
Shape / Habit Pyramidical
Country of Origin New Zealand
Similar to Consider Olea El Greco, Knightia Excelsa, Carpinus Betulus fastigiata, Dacrycarpus Dacrydoidies
  • Leaf
Leaf Colour Dark Green
  • Flower
Flower Insignificant but produces berries
  • Uses
Specimen Yes
Accent Yes
Bird Feeding Yes
 Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.