Norfolk Island Pine ( Araucaria heterophylla )
Tree, conifer evergreen, triangular or narrow columnar
Height : 4m to 24m included
Origin : Norfolk Island
Environment : coastal and inland forests; on deep, fertile, moist sand
Climate : warm, temperate; frost-intolerant; salt- and wind-resistant
The Norfolk Island Pine is immediately recognizable even to nonexperts, thanks to the distinctive appearance, with widely spread branches and a symmetrical triangular outline. The symmetric appearance is weakened or lost in the adult age. This tree, which is not a true pine, is today popular worldwide in temperate regions for garden and park decoration. It is an ideal choice for coastal cities, as it stands wind and salt extremely well, and it has recently grown in popularity as a live indoor Christmas tree.