('Swane's Gold') Swane's Golden Pencil Pine Slow-growing, compact, columnar golden cultivar with green centre, maintaining foliage colour throughout the year. Originated in 1944 at the Swane Bros Nursery of Ermington, Sydney where it arose as a seedling variant grown from seed collected in Canberra from C. sempervirens 'Stricta'. Introduced to cultivation in Australia in 1958.
SA: Mt Gambier (Civic Centre and elsewhere; Vansittart Park Jubilee Garden ptd 1965). ACT: Yarralumla Nsy (lawn specimen near office ptd c. 1960). Vic: Burnley College; Kew (304 Cotham Rd.); Maroondah (Dam several formal avenues); Monbulk (Yamina Rare Plants Nsy, Moores Rd); Melbourne (Royal Bot. Gds, 'F' Gate).