Monday, September 10, 2012

New Sexy Pine Tree

This is what I like to call a Sexy Pine Tree. Small trunk and long arms. Not to much on the bottom. I will try to figure out the name but I am finding out my Google skills are not as good as others.

 I found this information and will update through the years as se grow!

 Found it here you go from About dot com. That site seems to Keep things rather simple. "Araucaria heterophylla or Norfolk Island Pine or Australian Pine is a southern hemisphere conifer (not a real pine) native to the Norfolk Islands and Australia. Norfolk Island Pine is one of the few conifers able to adapt to inside the home and is able to tolerate relatively low light levels. In its native habitat, this tree may reach 200 feet in height with 15 pound cones. The tree will grow outside in the United States but only in the semi-tropics.


As Norfolk pine grows upward, the trunk thickens and the pine limbs increase in size. It is not recommended to cut their growing tips off. The lower branches and limbs can shed when dehydrated and will self prune. The dry needles will not come back. The only maintenance pruning to be done is removal of dead lower branches.


Norfolk pines have distinctively flat branches and short soft needles. They enjoy humid environments. As they age, and with the lack of humidity, the needles along the trunk will fall off. Over watering results in sporadic bright yellow needle clusters that come off very easily, and don't come back. Check to see if the plant is standing in lots of water which is not good. These plants do best with consistency so stay on a watering schedule - not too much and not too little h2o.
Light requirement: tree grows in full sun
Soil tolerances: clay; loam; sand; acidic; alkaline; well-drained
Drought tolerance: high
Aerosol salt tolerance: moderate
Soil salt tolerance: good "
"So there you go. This I still insist on calling it My Sexy Pine Tree.

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