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Is this really a Norfolk Island Pine

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Teegurr

I got something that was labeled as "Norfolk Island Pine" and I was wondering if it really is, or if it's a different Araucaria.

 

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Xenon

Probably Cook pine (Araucaria columnaris). I don't think I've ever seen a single "real" Norfolk pine anywhere along the TX coast or the RGV. 

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Teegurr
3 minutes ago, Xenon said:

Probably Cook pine (Araucaria columnaris). I don't think I've ever seen a single "real" Norfolk pine anywhere along the TX coast or the RGV. 

Are these any hardier than real Norfolk Island Pines? I know I don't have a chance here, just wondering.

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Xenon
1 hour ago, Teegurr said:

Are these any hardier than real Norfolk Island Pines? I know I don't have a chance here, just wondering.

If anything, Cook pine should be more tender than Norfolk but there's probably not a significant difference. Cook pine grows several hundred miles closer to the equator at sea level in New Caledonia. 

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JasonD

Because Cook pines are now so much more available than Norfolks (because: houseplants), they're getting planted in many places away from the coast here in California and seem rather tolerant of frost and dry heat. 

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ahosey01

100% Araucaria columnaris.  A. heterophylla have super even branch spacing and almost no droop to the needles.

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ahosey01

This came from google.  If you google A. heterophylla you mostly get mislabeled pics of A. columnaris - but this is A. heterophylla:

 

Araucaria heterophylla

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EastCanadaTropicals
On 4/2/2021 at 1:04 PM, Xenon said:

Probably Cook pine (Araucaria columnaris). I don't think I've ever seen a single "real" Norfolk pine anywhere along the TX coast or the RGV. 

I saw a billion in Spi street view, maybe not all of them are Norfolk island pines.

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Xenon
1 hour ago, EastCanadaTropicals said:

I saw a billion in Spi street view, maybe not all of them are Norfolk island pines.

None of them are Norfolk pines, all of them are Cook pines

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