Acrocarpus Pink Cedar (Acrocarpus Fraxinifolious) also known as Indian Ash is a fast growing tree, that in time, will grow into a very large, awe-inspiring garden specimen, best suited to as a feature or as part of a large landscape, often used along driveways at large country estates and other rural applications. Acrocarpus Pink Cedar is grown for its beautifully exotic (native of Indo-China region) foliage, with new growth displaying a bronzed-pink flush of growth, above a horizontally branched large tree with grey bark and stylish compound leaves. Acrocarpus Pink Cedar is best used to provide height as part of a large landscape, with smaller growing trees/shrubs planted in front to provide a structurally sophisticated planting. Notwithstanding its fast growth rate, Acrocarpus Pink Cedar is suitable as a bonsai, provided the germinated seeds are grown in a low-organic matter soil (sandy loam), to ensure the plant is not to vigorous. The tap-root should either be snipped or curled (J-rooted) within the first 8-weeks, to ensure the plant remains suitable for bonsai.
Advantages of Acrocarpus Pink Cedar
Spectacular pink-bronze foliage (new growth)
Fast growing once established
Majestic specimen plant ideal for high-impact feature
Large long-lived tree
Suitable for bonsai
3 - 6 m height in the first 5 years, but can grow as tall as 20m+ over the years
6 - 8 m apart is suitable planting distance though these are generally planted as features
Suitable for part-shade and full sun
Will grow in most regions of Australia
Hardy deciduous tree
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden
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