Araucaria heterophylla, the Norfolk Island Pine, goes by many names including the House Pine, Triangle Tree or Christmas Tree plant, and forms a stunning, conical tree with distinctive fan-like branches of needles which are arranged in tiers, making a superb specimen for a patio or balcony.
Descended from a very ancient family of conifer-like trees including the familiar Monkey Puzzle, the Norfolk Island pine is tolerant of low temperatures, down to 2C, but does not survive being frozen, so is best grown as a potted tree over winter and then moved outside onto a patio or balcony in the summer, where it makes a zingy, lime-green architectural tree.
As it is grown mainly in pots and overwintered indoors, the Norfolk Island Pine has gained a reputation of being the perfect Christmas Tree - perfectly triangle-shaped, bushy and bright, fresh, festive green. A beautiful tree and worthy of a place in your home over Christmas where it'll bring a touch of Yuletide Joy to everyone who sees it.
Araucaria grows slowly, around 15cm (6in) a year, rarely reaching 1-2m (3-6ft) indoors, so this makes an ideal solution for those people who are thinking of moving home as you can take your tree with you in its pot! New spring growth is a bright fresh green and this colour is held until the autumn, when it darkens so this really is a must-have plant for year-round impact.
Supplied as an established, bushy tree, approx. 1m tall including pot.