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Halocarpus Biformis or Yellow Pine is a coniferous tree.

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Halocarpus Biformis is also known as yellow pine or pink pine is a coniferous tree.

Overview of Halocarpus Biformis or Yellow Pine

• It is endemic to New Zealand.
• The tree can grow up to a height of 10m.
• In open areas is usually a low spreading bush.
• It is found at higher elevations in the volcanic plateau of the North Island and at lower elevations on the South Island and Stewart Island.
• The species was formerly known as Dacrydium biforme.
• It is a dioecious and small tree.
• It has spreading branches and a rounded crown.
• This often forms a tight, rounded, cypress-like shrub.
• Branches are stout.
• They are clothed with persistent leaves.
• They are 3-4 mm in diameter and 4-sided.

Scientific classification for Halocarpus Biformis or Yellow Pine

• Kingdom : Plantae
• Division : Pinophyta
• Class : Pinopsida
• Order : Pinales
• Family : Podocarpaceae
• Genus : Halocarpus
• Species : H. biformis
• Binomial name : Halocarpus biformis

Growing/Caring conditions for Halocarpus Biformis or Yellow Pine

• Choose those seeds most likely to germinate by placing your collected seeds into a container of water.
• Prepare for outdoor planting in the spring ie. Late March to early April.
• Plant the seeds indoors no later than December.
• The small planting trays can be used which have six plug-size openings.
• Regular pots about three inches deep can also be used.
• Fill the planting trays or pots with potting soil and then water the soil.
• Push the pointed end into the soil.
• Place the planter in a sunny window.
• Keep the plant watered.
• The growth shall be seen in about three months.
• Turn the planter daily to promote even growth.
• This will also help to prevent the plant from leaning toward the sun.
• When the seed falls off, you can transplant the tree outdoors.
• At least one gallon size container is needed.
• Water regularly and give it sufficient sunlight.

To plant a pine tree
• Pick a location to plant your tree.
• The pine will not do well with its roots in soggy soil.
• Dig the hole no deeper than the root ball of the tree.
• Make sure the bottom of the hole is solid.
• Plant it such that the root ball is straight or else the tree will grow crooked.
• The width of the hole should be twice the size of the root ball.

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