A genus of noble evergreen trees of vigorous habit and formal symmetrical outline, having horizontal branches in regular whorls, natives of South America and Australia. All are very desirable trees for large grounds and parks.

They delight in a good strong loam free from stagnant moisture but must have frequent waterings at the roots during the Summer months Araucaria Bidwilli, Araucaria brasiliana, Araucaria Cookii, Araucaria excelsa, and Araucaria imbricata all make splendid ornamental trees in this climate.

Propagate by seeds planted point down and pressed into the soil half their length, as soon as received (no matter at what time), in a cold frame and left without being disturbed until the following Spring when they should be planted in nursery rows and again transplanted each year until large enough to be placed in their permanent sites.