How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Araucaria, Bunya-Bunya tree, Monkey puzzle tree, Norfolk island pine—Araucaria spp.
Family Araucariaceae (Araucaria family)

Plant Identification

Araucaria are evergreen trees with stiff branches and dark or bright green leaves.  Trees often form a pyramid shape.  Older trees produce large, spiny cones. 

Optimum conditions for growth

Araucaria do best in areas with full sun and regular water.  They do well in most soils if there is good drainage.  Some smaller species make good potted plants. 

Norfolk island pine
Leaves of Norfolk island pine

Pests and disorders of Araucaria spp.


Environmental disorders



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