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Norfolk Island Pine Araucaria heterophylla (Araucariaceae) HEIGHT to 15m. Palm-like evergreen. BARK Becoming scaly. BRANCHES Grow up full extent of trunk; horizontal but with upswept shoots. LEAVES Scaly, on young plants open and spreading, showing the shoot they are growing on; older trees have closely packed incurved leaves that hide the shoot. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Trees are either male or female, and it is not possible to determine which is which until they flower, which seldom happens in Britain. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native to Norfolk Island (north of New Zealand). Thrives out of doors only in the extreme SW of Britain.