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Araucaria muelleri


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 40 ft (12 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Unusual foliage and habit

Uses: Tropical gardens

Zones: 10-11

Description: This is the most remarkable of the New Caledonian species, notable for the size and thickness of its leaves. They are triangular in shape, inward-curved and overlapping on thick branches, with each leaf up to 11?2 in (35 mm) long. It makes a small to medi

Growth Habit: Thick branches in candelabra-like form

Comments: Can be grown in greenhouses in cool climates

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