An Araucaria bidwillii in Camarillo is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 112 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 214 inches and a crown spread of 59 feet.
- Shape: Conical or Rounded
- Foliage: Evergreen Scalelike, Medium to Dark Green
- Height: 80 – 100 feet.
- Width: 20 – 30 feet.
- Flowers: Inconspicuous.
- Fruit: Brown Cone, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches) Edible.
- Bark: Dark Brown, Rough.
- Shading Capacity Rated: Dense in Leaf.
- Litter Issue: Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
- Zones: Sunset 7 – 9 and 12 – 24, USDA Hardiness 9 – 10.
- Exposure: Full Sun to Full Shade.
Pests & Disease Information
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
- Branch Strength: Medium.
- Root Damage Potential: Moderate.
- Health Hazard: None Known
- Mature trees produce large, spiny, 10-15 lb. cones which fall with a crash.
SelecTree. “Araucaria bidwillii Tree Record.” 1995-2018. Feb 22, 2018.
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