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Araucaria angustifolia

Parana pine

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Features

  • Height40m
  • Spread20m
  • Growth HabitOval palm-like
  • Flower ColourBrown
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Araucaria angustifolia (Parana pine). This is an upright, evergreen tree with triangular, scale-like foliage.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Tree

Origin

S. Brazil.
This is a critically endangered species due to logging, habitat loss and removal of seeds.

Interest and use

Grown as an ornamental, for timber but also for the edible seeds.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil. This crop has an minimum optimum growing temperature of 18C and a maximum optimum growing temperature of 23C.

Propagation

By seed

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible.

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