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Araucaria heterophylla

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'Norfolk island pine' is a plant in the Araucaria genus with a scientific name of Araucaria heterophylla. The botanical name epithet for Norfolk island pine (heterophylla) means 'with leaves of different kinds'.

In its native land this tree is a forest giant attaining a height of about 200 feet and growing upright. The form is symmetrically pyramidal with branches emerging from the trunk in a regular and precise pattern. This plant is a member of the Araucariaceaea family and is not a real pine.1

Leaves appear approximately as a   Grade 1 Paint Green

A type of ornamental / conifer, it mainly grows as an evergreen plant - which means it retains leaves throughout the year.

Norfolk island pine normally grows to a tree habit with a max height of 39.62 feet (that's 12.19 metres metric).

Norfolk Island is believed to be where Norfolk island pine originates from.

Norfolk island pine is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Norfolk island pine have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Norfolk island pine

  • Partial Sun

  • Dappled Sun

  • Medium

This tree grows best in a coastal environment and deep sand as long as it receives reliable water when young.

Norfolk island pine likes a position of partial sun / dappled sun and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 9 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 4.6 and 5.5 as Norfolk island pine likes to be in moderately acidic soil - weakly acidic soil. Keep in mind when planting that Norfolk island pine is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Norfolk island pine to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Norfolk island pine from seed

Transplanting Norfolk island pine

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Norfolk island pine is a hardy plant.

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Other names for Norfolk island pine

Norfolk pine, Star Pine, Triangle Tree

Araucaria heterophylla (Salisb.) Franco, Araucaria excelsa

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