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Commonly known as Norfolk Island pine
A greenhouse or house plant except in the mildest locations, this conical tree has attractive light green fern-like foliage
Evergreen - on young trees leaves are wedge-shaped, light green to 1.5cm (½in) long. On mature trees they are scale-like, incurved to 5mm (¼in) long.
Height - in nature 25-45m (80-150ft). As a houseplant to 1-1.5m (3-5ft)
Spread - in nature 6-8m (20-25ft)
Tree - upright tree with open branches.
Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
Additional Features - Good to know - grown under protection in the northern hemisphere. Can be grown as a houseplant
Pests & Diseases - honey fungus if garden grown.
Place of origin - Norfolk Island (located between Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand), Pacific islands, Chile,
Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter - use loam-based compost(JI No.2) in full light with good ventilation.
Hardiness - Half hardy (down to 0)
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile
Tree Shape - Broadly conical
Araucaria - Monkey Puzzle - Growing Guide
Trees - Care Guide
- How to plant a tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- How to plant a tree
- Checking ties - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Restaking fallen young tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Fallen old tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing side shoots - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Deer protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Weed Spraying - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Tree Survey - Video Tip ondemand_video
in nature 25-45m (80-150ft). As a houseplant to 1-1.5m (3-5ft)
in nature 6-8m (20-25ft)
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5