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Araucaria cunninghamii Hoop pine Damar laki laki Auracariaceae

Araucaria cunninghamii, Hoop pine, Damar laki laki


Araucaria cunninghamii, Hoop pine, Damar laki laki	Native to eastern Australian rainforests and found also in New Guinea, the hoop pine is moderately fast growing, reaching 100-120 ft (30-36 m) under good conditions. Not very frost hardy, it is fairly resistant to dry conditions once established, though preferring good summer rainfall.
The tiny, pointed scale leaves curve inwards on the branchlets, though on juvenile growths they are longer and very prickly. The new bark is copper-hued, but with age rougher, transverse ridges or hoops develop.
Hardiness zone from 9 To 12
Cultivation: Most are too large for home gardens but may be used as park and street trees.
They will grow in a range of soil types but prefer a deep, moist, well-drained soil
and a position in full sun.
Growth may be quite fast when conditions suit them.
Propagate from seed in spring.