Norfolk pine Araucariaceae Araucaria heterophylla

Leaf:Spirally arranged, short (1/2 inch), curved spruce-like needles, dark green above and below. Adult foliage associated with fertile branches is more scale-like, shorter and broader.
Flower:Male cones are pendant, 1 1/2 inches long; female cones broadly egg-shaped and green, at branch tips.
Fruit:A large cone, 5 inches long and 6 inches wide, cone scales bearing a recurved spine, green changing to brown.
Twig:Slender and green, covered in foliage for several years, later turning brown and retaining dead foliage.
Bark:Initially covered in dead leaves, becoming smooth and gray-brown, later rough and dark, broken into small plates.
Form:Very symmetrical, graceful, and pyramidal, with stiff main branches and drooping lateral branches. Becoming very large in its native habitat, more commonly to 50 feet as an ornamental.

leaf flower twig bark form map