Norfolk island pine grow and care – tree of the genus Araucaria also known as Norfolk pine or Araucaria heterophylla, Norfolk island pine perennial evergreen pinophyta plant, edible plant but mostly used as ornamental plant as shade tree or bonsai, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 9b-11.
Leaves color green dark to bright the leaves shape it’s triangle with pointed edge, the leaf connected in the end of the leaf and produce rosette shape.
Flower small color yellow flower that grow male and female flower separate (can be on the same tree), grow on a cone in yellow to brown when ripen.
Norfolk island pines
Nut edible and are pines cover with brown nutshell, the nuts grow in a cone the color of the nuts are yellow-cream the fruits doesn’t yield every year.
Norfolk island pine for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy
How to grow growing Norfolk island pine care:
More than 0C, space to grow.
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? Yes if you want Nuts
Difficulties or problems when growing: Take a lot of time to get Pines
Recommended planting season? Spring, summer, autumn and in hardiness 10b-11 possible winter
Pests and diseases: ?
Pruning season: All year
How to prune: Just when it’s young to cut the brunches that not go straight up
Size of the plant? 20-60 m, 60-180 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition: Slow growing, medium growing
Water requirement: Big amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: No
Bloom season: Spring
General information about the flower: Flower small color yellow flower that grow male and female flower separate (can be on the same tree), grow on a cone.
Pollination is done by: Wind
Fruit harvest season: Summer
Fruits pests or diseases: Woodpecker
What can be done with big quantities of Norfolk island pine Nuts? Eat raw, paste, roast
Work requirements on the fruit: Collect from the ground and cruck the nutshell