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Rimu Trees For Sale

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Dacrydium Cupressinum – Best Rimu Trees In New Zealand!

Growing NZ-native trees such as Dacrydium cupressinum (commonly known as Rimu) in your garden delivers a vast range of benefits:

We have the largest variety of Rimu trees, and the right one for your space. Many of these amazing plants have been grown from eco-sourced seed and then multiplied in our nursery. They are thriving and ready for their new home. We stock only the highest quality plants, with each plant packed and transported with extreme care to ensure it arrives to you in the same condition it was in when it left the nursery. If you are wanting to buy a Rimu tree, shop with confidence from the best in the industry.

Rimu Tree Questions

1. How fast do Rimu trees grow?

Rimu trees are slow-growing trees, typically grow 10-20 cm per year in height. However, Rimu trees can live for many years, and some specimens have been known to reach heights of over 50 metres.

2. Where can you find Rimu trees?

Rimu trees are native to New Zealand, and can be found throughout the country, from the North Island to the South Island to Stewart Island/Rakiura. They are most common in lowland and montane forests, and can also be found in high-altitude forests.

Some of the best places to see Rimu trees in New Zealand include:

3. How long do Rimu trees live?

Rimu trees are long-lived trees, with some specimens estimated to be over 1,000 years old. The average lifespan of a rimu tree is around 500-600 years, but they can live for much longer.

4. Are there male and female Rimu trees?

Rimu trees are dioecious, meaning that they have separate male and female trees. The male trees produce pollen cones, while the female trees produce seed cones. The pollen from the male trees is carried by the wind to the seed cones on the female trees, where it fertilises the seeds. The seeds then develop into fruit, which are eaten by birds and other animals. The birds and other animals then disperse the seeds, helping to spread Rimu populations.

Most plants sold are grown from seed, so it is near impossible to determine if they are male or female until they flower at about 20 years of age.

5. Can you eat Rimu fruit?

Rimu fruit is edible. It is a small, fleshy fruit that is red when ripe. The fruit has a sweet and tart taste and is often eaten by birds. It is a good source of vitamin C and antioxidants. However, it is important to note that Rimu fruit can also be toxic in high doses. It can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea.

If you are considering eating Rimu fruit, it is important to identify the fruit correctly. Rimu fruit can be easily confused with other fruits, such as Miro and Tanekaha, which are poisonous. If you are unsure whether or not a fruit is Rimu, it is best to err on the side of caution and not eat it.

6. Where does rimu grow best?

Rimu grows best in a variety of conditions, but specific factors contribute to their optimal growth:




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