Bunya-bunya (Araucaria bidwillii) is less formal than its relative the Norfolk Island pine (A.
It would be foolhardy to site a bunya-bunya over a path or driveway, or to place a table or bench underneath it.
In Australia, where bunya-bunya is a native, aborigines gather the seeds, which form a basic part of their diet.
Bunya-bunya will grow anywhere in California except the mountains and the Mojave Desert.
Photo: Stately and formal, bunya-bunya tree comes from Australia