OT, Araucaria talk

Alani Davis alanidae@gmail.com
Sat, 12 Apr 2008 06:46:30 PDT
Hey all and Tsuh

I am growing *Araucaria angustifolia* from southern Brasil, though they are
far too young to produce cones so far. They do quite well here and seem to
be the best adapted species for the panhandle of Florida and the deeper
southeastern United States. A friend has a specimen that just pasted the 10
meter/30 ft and is developing the attractive mature bark. So far it seems to
thrive in our summer heat and humidity and is not damaged but freezes to
just below 20F/-7C. *Araucaria bidwillii* can be grown here but suffers tip
burn from freezes and heavy frosts if not protected say by tree
canopy. *Araucaria
araucana* does not not thrive during the summers, and *Araucaria
heterophylla* is too tender here.

Alani Davis
Zone 8b

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