Appreciation: Araucaria Araucana in Australia

Discussion in 'Araucariaceae' started by AndyAustralia, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. AndyAustralia

    AndyAustralia New Member

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    hello iv read pretty much all the treads I can find on this plant. and havnt heard about anyone growing them in Australia?
    im in Victoria and am wondering if this would be a successful place for them to grow?
    we have cool winters just getting afew frost and quite hot try heat summers.
    I have just recently bought 6 plants.
    I also heard from one source that they are susceptible to phytophthora. can anyone verify this?

    Thank you so much!
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Won't like the climate if it is too subtropical or tropical anyway. Here on the Pacific Coast of North America other Araucaria species and tropical conifers replace it as you go south into southern California, with A. araucana being seen in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Should be worth a try in a cool, moist location, preferably at fairly high altitude (over maybe 300-500 metres) in Victoria.
     

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