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Hoop Pine

Araucaria cunninghamii

  • ©M. Fagg, 2014
  • ©M. Fagg, 2013


Large cone shaped tree with scale-like bark and fine pointy leaves that form in whorles. Slow growing evergreen that prefers full sun with light shade and wind tolerant.


Tree locations and purpose
Front or back garden No
Driveway No
Narrow space No
Courtyard No
Screening No
Canopy for shading Yes
Planter box with irrigation No
Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) No
Tree locations and purpose
Family Araucariaceae
Tree origin Native
Tree shape
Tree type
Tree size (at maturity) Large tree maturing to >15m
Minimum ground area (m²) 39
Canopy area (m² at maturity) 79
Average height (at maturity) 20
Average width (at maturity) 10
Spacing 12m +
Star rating

This tree is on Council’s list of recommended species for planting in Merri-bek. 

We recommend you choose the right tree for your space, but when you have more than one tree to choose from, select the tree with the highest star rating.

The Tree Finder tool is one way Council is working to increase tree canopy across Merri-bek



Images on this page are sourced from and copyright to the Australian Plant Image Index (APII), Australian National Botanic Gardens.