Tree to 10 Metres
Coastal tree found on headlands and sand dune areas. Straight trunk, fissured bark. Smooth spherical woody fruit.
Dense Blue / Green Cypress-like leaves
Natural Habitat: Coastal Forest, Dunes, Headlands
Aspect: Full Sun / Filtered Sun
Soil/Conditions: Well Drained / Sandy
• Excellent wind break
• Termite Resistant Timber
• Aboriginal Tool and Medicine Source
• Resin used in medicines, paint and adhesives
Australian National Botanic garden – Aboriginal Plant Use Trail
Callitris spp. (Native Cypress pines)
Aboriginal people on the Murray River made a combined canoe pole and fish spear nearly 4 m long from the wood of the Murray Pine, Callitris preissii, called by them Maroong. The resin was also a cement for fastening barbs to spears.