King Billy Pine
This monoecious, evergreen conifer, reaches 30 m in height and is native to temperate rainforests in western and southwestern Tasmania, where it usually grows in mountain regions. It produces a tall trunk covered with orange-brown bark that holds a crown with upright branches, shiny green, nearly scale-like foliage and woody, orange-brown female cones. Its wonderful light, durable, rot resistant, pink to reddish brown wood is rather rare. In cultivation, Athrotaxis selaginoides will grow well in temperate climates with cool, humid summers and is hardy to USDA Zone 8.