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Araucaria rulei


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 100 ft (30 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Unusual foliage and habit

Uses: Tropical gardens

Zones: 10-11

Description: This New Caledonian species is somewhat similar in foliage to Araucaria muelleri, with which it has been confused, but its leaves are no more than 1 in (25 mm) long. Growing in barren mountain scrubs it is often quite small with a narrow but rounde

Growth Habit: Thick branches in candelabra-like form

Comments: Can be grown in greenhouses in cool climates

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