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Araucaria hunsteinii

Classification

Order: Pinales
   Family: Araucariaceae
            Genus: Araucaria
                        Specie: Araucaria hunsteinii

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 300 ft (90 m)

Cultivation: Fertile, moist, well-drained soil

Features: Unusual foliage and habit

Uses: Tropical gardens

Zones: 10-12

Description: Occurring in limited highland regions of New Guinea, this fast-growing tropical species is reported to reach almost 300 ft (90 m) in height, making it the tallest known tree in the tropical world. In foliage it resembles Araucaria bidwillii but its

Growth Habit: Conical with whorled branches

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