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dracophyllum traversii | mountain neinei

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Posted by EDITOR 8 Feb 2010 - 10:07:00 AM

It's impossible not to mention this feature of the same Mt Arthur walk. Not so much as a planting recommendation it's too slow and tricky to grow. Just for the magic of its bizarre candelabra stands of pineapple heads. Add peeling bark flashing with orange, a thick self-mulching carpet of leaves and lichen-covered southern beeches tortured like bonsai, and a master Japanese gardener/animator could have been at work.

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