bunya-bunya (Araucaria bidwilli)

Native: Australia

General Notes:

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.

Tree Characteristics

  • 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

Susceptible: Scales.

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.

Source:

SelecTree. “Araucaria bidwillii Tree Record.” 1995-2018. Feb 22, 2018.
​< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/araucaria-bidwillii >

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