ARAUCARIA heterophylla

Commonly known as Norfolk Island pine

Frost tender coniferous tree with whorled branches of fan-like foliage which is light green in immaturity and scale-like in mature trees. Best grown as an unheated conservatory or indoor plant
Further Reading....
  • 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)
  • Conifer
  • 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)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

ARAUCARIA heterophylla

Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Small £35.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre


  • Additional Features
    Endangered in the wild
    These plants are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list of 'Red Plants'. This is a list of threatened species in the wild, they are either critically, endangered or vulnerable to extinction.
    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
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
in nature 25-45m (80-150ft). As a houseplant to 1-1.5m (3-5ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  in nature 6-8m (20-25ft)

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