Is this Araucaria Araucana

novicegSeptember 14, 2012

Hello!

Could you please tell me whether the tree I have growing in my front yard is the monkey puzzle tree or some other tree of the same family? I thought it was but after looking at some more pictures and descriptions I'm not too sure. The leaves are not spiky to feel and quite soft/i.e not bruise or hurt if brushed against your skin.

Here is a link to the pictures:

Here is a link that might be useful: Link to picture of the tree

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noviceg

Here is another picture of the tree. Thanks :)

    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 3:48AM
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blue_yew(Z9 Devon UK)

Araucaria mulleri

    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 4:10AM
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salicaceae(z8b FL)

I don't think it is an Araucaria at all. Definitely not araucana and doesn't look like muelleri to me either.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 9:05AM
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cryptomeria

Very interesting, strange tree.
I think it's an Araucaria but definitly not araucana. It's not easy to find it out, because a lot of Araucarias have very similar ( young and ) adult needles.
Next week I will get back my book about Araucarias. Maybe there is an answer.

Wolfgang

    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 12:34PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Looks like it may need a permanent support. If it were mine I would also inspect the two trunks that appear to be wrapped around one another, with a view toward possibly cutting one of them off.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 1:10PM
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arawa

LEAVES ON ARAUCARIA ARAUCANAS GO UPWARD OR POINT UP TOWARD THE END OF THE BRANCH.

JEEZ, FROM THE BARK, SIZE AND SHAPE IT LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE AN ACACIA ?

    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 4:11PM
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noviceg

Thanks everyone :)

Wolfgang, I shall eagerly await an update from you.

Meanwhile I'll take some better pictures of the tree, leaves and trunk and post it here.

Novice Gardener
Victoria aka Garden State.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 7:33PM
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salicaceae(z8b FL)

I have an Araucaria muelleri and it is totally different. The branching structure, foliage and bark are not Araucaria-like. Better photos will confirm that this is something else.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 9:05PM
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noviceg

Here is a close up view of the top of the leaf. I've taken lots of pictures and attached a link below. Hopefully this should make it easier for you to tell me what it is. The leaves smells lovely when crushed.

Here is a link that might be useful: link to more photos

    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 10:54PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Melaleuca diosmifolia or similar species.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2012 at 12:44AM
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noviceg

Thank you very much bboy!

    Bookmark   September 15, 2012 at 1:39AM
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cryptomeria

Salicaceae is right. No conifer!

Good to see the details.

Good eye!!Compliment!

Wolfgang

    Bookmark   September 15, 2012 at 12:35PM
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tasmanii

And the winner is................. bboy.

Melaleuca diosmifolia (Myrtaceae) it is!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 6:11AM
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