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HOOP PINE
Araucaria cunninghamii

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Photo Locations: Fullerton Arboretum - Los Angeles, CA, Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, San Diego, CA, Quail Arboretum - Encinitas, CA and UC Santa Cruz Arboretum - Santa Cruz, CA

General Notes

Tolerates smog.

Native to the coastal rainforests of Eastern Australia and New Guinea.

An Araucaria cunninghamii in City of San Dimas is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 71 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 132 inches and a crown spread of 37 feet.

Family: Araucariaceae

Additional Common Names

HOOP PINE, MORETON BAY PINE

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Conical Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 160 feet.

Width: 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity Greater than 150 years.

Leaves Scalelike, Medium to Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. . Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown Cone, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches).

Bark Dark Brown, Rough.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 17 and 21 - 24.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Moderate on Coast.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Phytophthora and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Not Deer Palatable.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Araucaria cunninghamii Tree Record." 1995-2019. Nov 22, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/araucaria-cunninghamii >

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