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Araucaria hunsteinii

Klinkii pine

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Features

  • Height80m
  • Spread40m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitUpright horizontal
  • Flower ColourBrown
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Araucaria hunsteinii (Klinkii pine). This large evergreen tree has spirally arranged, glossy, triangular scale-like leaves and branches which are held horizontally in whorls. The cones are long and thin and disintegrate when the seeds are ripe.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Tree

Origin

Papua New Guinea.

Near-threatened in the wild, due to habitat loss.

Interest and use

A fast-growing tree which is commonly grown for timber.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

This crop has an minimum optimum growing temperature of 24C and a maximum optimum growing temperature of 32C.

Propagation

By seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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