Oldest tree clone
Huon pine
10500 year(s)
Australia (Tasmania)
The world's oldest colony of genetically identical trees is the stand of Huon pine (Lagarostrobus franklinii) on the west coast of Tasmania, Australia. The stand is believed to be over 10,500 years old, although no individual tree is that age.

The oldest individual trees of this variety are 4,000 years old. In fact any individual tree is unlikely to ever exceed 3-4,000 years old.


Please note that reports of a creosote bush found in 1980 in the desert near Palm Springs, California - which was aged at 11,700 years old, is a clone, not an individual tree.

Clones of redwoods are known to exceed 9,000 years old.