Callitris verrucosa is a species of conifer in the family Cupressaceae. It is found only in Australia.Callitris verrucosa is found in warm temperate to subtropical regions of southern and central Australia, usually growing in areas with low rainfall. It is not very frost hardy and can only be grown outdoors in areas with mild winters, generally growing well in Mediterranean climates such as southern Europe, northern Africa and California.
Requires a sunny position, growing well in sandy, well-drained soils]. Grows well near the coast. Tolerant of saline soils and, when established, of drought.Plants are highly flammable and so should not be planted near buildings in areas prone to bush fires.
Plants are adapted to growing in regions subject to periodic bush fires - the seed is usually only released after a fire, germinating rapidly to re-occupy the site.The plant is relatively slow-growing.
Callitris verrucosa is an evergreen shrub with erect branches, sometimes becoming a small tree that is usually multi-stemmed; it can grow up to 8 metres tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of wood. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental.
Relatively large areas of malle scrubland have been cleared for agriculture or converted for pastoralism. Overgrazing by domestic and feral animals is a problem in some areas. Changes in fire frequencies and intensities are also problems in some areas. Callitris verrucosa, however, is still widespread and relatively common The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)