Monkey Puzzle tree - Araucaria araucana

A Large tree eventually growing to 40 m with ми?interesting down swept branches originally from Chile and surrounding areas. The Prickly scale like needles where said to make it a puzzle for even a monkey to climb.

Used as a large feature tree in parks and large gardens Araucaria araucana or the Monkey Puzzle tree ми?is a dramatic addition to the landscape.

Remember that this is a large tree and may be a problem in smaller gardens, lower branches tend to die off after a few years and can easily be removed to maintain appearance.

If you are looking for seeds from your Monkey Puzzle Tree be patient, they often take 30 years to start setting seed. The seeds were used as a food by the local Araucano Indians in its native chile

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