Common name: Panama pine
Origin: South America
Mature height: 25 meters
Hardiness: -15 ° C
Plant type: conifer
Flower color: –
Soil type: deep, ordinary
Diseases and pests: not determined
Seed conservation: 2 years in a dry place protected from light at 3/4 ° C (refrigerator)
Araucaria aungustifolia has a very characteristic foliage: it offers thick leaves, dark green to glaucous in color, with a pointed end. The tree grows in a narrow pyramidal shape but as it ages the lower branches die off and the crown becomes flat.
A dioecious tree, the Panama pine needs a male plant and a female plant to bear fruit. The seeds are protected by 25cm long cones, the seeds are edible. The Araucaria angustifolia prefers a mild, warm temperate climate, acidic soils and can withstand severe frosts.
Endangered species protected by the Washington Convention.