Q. Is the Wollemi pine available for purchase in the United States yet?
Is the Wollemi available in the United states yet?
Wollemi pine (Wollemi nobilis) has been on display in botanical gardens for over a decade and is available for purchase through some, limited retailers in the USA. It is a fussy and difficult plant to grow in the garden, requiring a protected space, well-draining, somewhat acidic soil, and winter conditions found in USDA zones 9 to 11. It is prone to disease and sudden failure though container growth may be more successful.
You can see the NYBG Wollemi pine in House 4 of the Enid Haupt Conservatory. For some interesting information on growing Wollemi pine and its current status, I recommend these resources from the Missouri Botanical Garden and The Washington Post.