Callitris robusta verrucosa (A.Cunn. ex Endl.) F.M.Bailey
Frenela robusta verrucosa (A.Cunn. ex Endl.) Benth.
Frenela verrucosa A.Cunn. ex Endl.
Callitris verrucosa is an evergreen shrub with erect branches, sometimes becoming a small tree that is usually multi-stemmed; it can grow up to 8 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of wood. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental.
Relatively large areas of malle scrubland have been cleared for agriculture or converted for pastoralism. Overgrazing by domestic and feral animals is a problem in some areas. Changes in fire frequencies and intensities are also problems in some areas. Callitris verrucosa, however, is still widespread and relatively common The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Australia - Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia
Semi-arid mallee shrubland communities.Often co-dominant with multistemmed eucalypts[
]. A widespread species on red desert sandhills[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
|Other Uses Rating||
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Callitris verrucosa is found in warm temperate to subtropical regions of southern and central 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[
The plant is relatively slow-growing.
The wood is durable and insect-resistant[
]. It is used locally for fencing[
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.