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Norfolk Island pine

An evergreen coniferous tree (Araucaria heterophylla) having awl-shaped or scalelike leaves covering the branches, native to Norfolk Island in the South Pacific and widely grown as an ornamental and as a houseplant.

Norfolk Island pine

(Plants) a tall coniferous tree, Araucaria heterophylla, native to Norfolk Island and widely cultivated
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Noun1.Norfolk Island pine - evergreen of Australia and Norfolk Island in the South Pacificnorfolk island pine - evergreen of Australia and Norfolk Island in the South Pacific
araucaria - any of several tall South American or Australian trees with large cones and edible seeds
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Some other trees, which are often sold as houseplants, make good alternative Christmas trees, such as Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla).
The island today is perhaps best known for its biggest export: the Norfolk Island pine, an ornamental sapling that's vaguely reminiscent of a poorly spaced artificial Christmas tree.
The Norfolk island pine (Araucaria heterophylla) is not grown in Baguio, a community embraced by pine trees, and its presence at the major cross section of the downtown area has been credited to former Mayor Antonio Tabora Sr.
Thought to be related to the Auraucaria family, which includes the monkey puzzle tree and Norfolk Island pine, the foliage is almost fern like when young, and bright green as the new fronds appear in spring.
Subtropical House: This is the largest of the glasshouses, rising to eight metres at the peak - a height sufficient to accommodate sizeable trees, including palms, tree ferns, a Norfolk Island pine and a giant bird-of-paradise plant.
Instead, Santa rode an outrigger, elves wore aloha shirts and a Norfolk Island pine was the traditional Christmas tree.

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