Araucaria heterophylla – Norfolk Island Pine

A very large, stately specimen tree that is particularly useful for exposed coastal positions as it looks good even when exposed to harsh salt laden winds. Its pyramidal shape is its very distinctive feature but it should be stressed that this tree needs a lot of space and should not be planted within 10 metres of any structures. It needs no regular pruning although I have seen this plant used as a hedge once. It also makes a very good Christmas tree when grown in a  pot.

Scientific Name:Araucaria heterophylla
Family:Araucariaceae
Common Name:Norfolk Island Pine
Plant Type:Large tree
Height:20 ~ 35 metres
Width:10 ~ 15 metres
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Indoor, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading, Column-shaped
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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