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Mystery Monday - Name the Christmas Tree

By December 3, 2012

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It's the first Mystery Monday of December...where has the year gone? Last week's tree was the Yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria) and our winner was Jomo. In November I wrote about holly trees and shrubs as well as a growing profile for the yaupon.

Here are your new clues :

  • This tree is becoming more common as a living Christmas tree.
  • It is native to Australia and some South Pacific islands.
  • This is one of the few conifer trees that does well indoors.

Can you name one of my favorite houseplants?

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December 4, 2012 at 6:13 am
(1) Jomo says:

Araucaria heterophylla (synonym A. excelsa) its vernacular name Norfolk Island Pine .

December 4, 2012 at 4:20 pm
(2) Travis Hadley says:

Norfolk Island Pine.

December 5, 2012 at 7:47 am
(3) Anand Dogra says:

Araucaria heterophylla, the Norfolk Pine.

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