Callitris baileyi is an evergreen tree with a slender crown; it usually grows around 10 metres tall, with trees up to 18 metres recorded[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental.
Although Callitris baileyi is known from more than 10 locations, subpopulations are considered to be severely fragmented due to widespread habitat fragmentation throughout its range. An ongoing decline in the quality of habitat due to inappropriate fire regimes, grazing and invasion by alien invasive weeds in a limited part of its range is inferred.The plant is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Australia - New South Wales, Queensland
Rocky slopes, hilly or mountainous areas, in shallow and often clay soils. It is found in eucalypt woodland, commonly associated with Ironbark, Blue Gum and Spotted Gum[
|Conservation Status||Near Threatened
|Other Uses Rating||
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Callitris baileyi is found in warm temperate to subtropical regions of eastern Australia, usually growing in areas with low rainfall. It is not very frost hardy and can only be grown outdoors in areas with mild winters, generally growing well in Mediterranean climates such as southern Europe, northern Africa and California[
Requires a sunny position, growing well in sandy, well-drained soils[
]. Grows well near the coast[
]. Tolerant of saline soils and, when established, of drought[
Plants are highly flammable and so should not be planted near buildings in areas prone to bush fires[
Plants are adapted to growing in regions subject to periodic bush fires - the seed is usually only released after a fire, germinating rapidly to re-occupy the site[
]. This species does not produce many seeds[
A fairly slow-growing tree.
The wood is durable and insect-resistant[
]. It was used traditionally for fence posts[
The wood of Callitris species generally makes an excellent fuel, burning well even when wet[
Seed - does not require stratification, germinating at any time of the year if it becomes moist[
]. Sow in early spring in a greenhouse. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.