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Auracaria excelsa Norfolk pine   Auracariaceae

Auracaria excelsa, Thai pine,	Norfolk pine


Auracaria excelsa, Thai pine,	Norfolk pineUpright with a regular branching pattern, conical form and fast growing to 100 ft (30 m) or more,
this Norfolk Island endemic is widely planted in tropical coastal regions.
The plants are wind tolerant, retaining their quite vertical and symmetrical habit even in the face of incessant onshore gales, and are able to thrive in deep sand; they need reliable water when young, but can tolerate dry spells once established.
It is shade tolerant when young and can be long lasting in pots.
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.