Plant ID forum: Evergreen tree in Andalucia, Spain?

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TonySBowden
Dec 17, 2017 4:09 AM CST
Hi, I've been having a really difficult time identifying this tree. They're used a lot in landscaping here in Malaga, Spain, but I can't find any info on it. I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me what it's called as I really love the shape of it. Note that these aren't my photos, they were taken from google.
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TonySBowden
Dec 17, 2017 4:21 AM CST
*my apologies, one photo didn't upload. It's the tree on the right
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Dec 17, 2017 6:04 AM CST
Welcome!

Norfolk Island Pine, Araucaria heterophylla.

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TonySBowden
Dec 17, 2017 10:05 AM CST
Oh wow, thank you so much! I've seen Norfolk Island pine in my local greenhouses back in Canada; I had no idea they could be one and the same. I know what I'm buying when I get back Thank You!
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Dec 17, 2017 10:16 AM CST
They are beauties!
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Dec 17, 2017 12:55 PM CST
I've seen them growing in southern Portugal. They would not be hardy outdoors anywhere in Canada but if you're in one of the warmer areas of BC you may be able to grow Araucaria araucana (monkey puzzle tree). It doesn't have quite the same look though.
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TonySBowden
Dec 17, 2017 2:12 PM CST
They are really beautiful! Like perfect stars.
That monkey puzzle tree looks really nice, but there's just something so magical about the Norfolk ones all over Andalucia.
Even if I could only grow it indoors in winter, I think I would still give it a go. They usually have them in the greenhouses/tropical section and I don't remember them being very pricey. Alberta (like the rest of the country!) has long winters, but I have unobstructed bright south facing windows and a good portable humidifier.
Thanks again for helping me!
I think my new figs and dwarf pomegranate could use a new friend Smiling
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Dec 17, 2017 2:57 PM CST
You can sometimes see the small ones in supermarkets, and maybe Walmart.
Name: Mary
Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a)
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Pistil
Dec 17, 2017 8:16 PM CST
Now is exactly the time to find them in supermarkets, they sell little ones decorated as tabletop Christmas Trees. I know someone here near Seattle that has had one as a houseplant for like 25 years, it is about 9 feet tall I think. In their native habitat they get like 200 feet tall, but can survive in a reasonably lit window in the house.

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