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Araucaria araucana

For sale by Rachel the Gardener

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I have one potted adult tree for sale: it is nearly as tall as me, and has grown too large for my tiny garden, so it really needs to go to someone who can plant it out and let it grow.

It has been trimmed back now, and reduced in price!

They are fully hardy, fully evergreen, shapely and interesting trees.

Araucaria araucana | Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12
Araucaria araucana | Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12
Pot SizeTotal Price
25 litres

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Grower Notes

You need to be aware that these are seriously spiky trees! Every single triangular leaf is wickely pointed, and you would not want to plant it near to a path. Once it gets a little taller, it will start to shed the lower branches, so it will naturally "crown lift" itself, but while it is still a baby - 5 or 6 years old at present - you will need to take care around it. Collection only!! Bring brown paper and string!!

Plant Finder: about Araucaria araucana

Common names

Monkey puzzle tree, Chile pine


Araucaria araucana (Monkey puzzle tree). This species has spreading branches with pointed dark green leaves. The hardiest of all the Araucarias, it will grow slowly when young and will reach a height of 20m. The national tree of Chile, it can live to over a 1000 years old. This tree is often called a 'living fossil' as it first emerged as a species in the Mesozoic era.


Watch out for the thorns. It will prefer a moist, well drained soil but will tolerate drought once established.

If you are growing it for its seeds, it doesn't produce them until it is between 30 and 40 years old.

Interest and use

Specimen, ornamental, architectural. Year-round interest.

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Araucaria araucana | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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