One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An evergreen tree having horizontal branches with upswept shoots bearing small scale-like leaves. Native to Norfolk Island, it is widely grown as a houseplant.
Araucaria heterophylla, family Araucariaceae
- ‘For the past three Christmases I have purchased a small Norfolk pine for decoration.’
- ‘If you don't have space to plant your tree in the garden after the holidays, consider the subtropical Norfolk Island pine, which can be grown as a houseplant.’
- ‘I'm on Norfolk Island looking at an enormous Norfolk Island pine, which is taller than most huge buildings you see, going up and up and up to the sky, in fact the girth at the bottom is several metres.’
- ‘We had two big old trees in our backyard, an oak tree and a beautiful old Norfolk pine, and I used to spend a lot of my time up those trees, looking at stars.’
- ‘We love Norfolk pines and notice they are fairly plentiful in the area.’
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