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Araucaria columnaris

Common name(s): Columnar Araucaria, Cook Pine, Cook's Araucaria, New Caledonia Pine

Plant type: evergreen large tree
Primary method of propagation: seed

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Winter
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: none
Preferred temperature for germination: 70-85 degrees F
Time required for germination: 2-3 weeks
Comment: Sow seeds within a month of collection. Can store up to 6 years at 38 degrees F. Treat seed with a fungicide to prevent damping-off. Beds need overhead shade.