Araucaria heterophylla


OVT Registration No:ArchSD CW/29
Botanical Name:Araucaria heterophylla
Common Name:Norfolk Island Pine

A tall evergreen tree, Norfolk Island Pine is indigenous to Norfolk Island, Australia.  It prefers a warm, sunny and moist environment.    While the tree is tolerant to tidal wind and slightly hardy, it cannot withstand extreme cold, drought and urban pollution.  It thrives in subtropical coastal areas.

Norfolk Island Pine has a tower-shaped crown and a straight trunk.  The dark grey bark peels off in flakes.  Imposing, symmetrical and neat in appearance, it is a popular tree for garden and roadside planting.

This tree has a height of 28 m, a crown spread of approximately 6 m and a DBH of about 760 mm.  Being one of the oldest historic trees in the park, it is about 100 years old.  While this tree has two trunks, a Norfolk Island Pine usually has only one.

Location: Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, facing Upper Albert Road

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(Translated from Hong Kong Old and Valuable Trees)