Position: Full sun.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
Rate of Growth: Very slow until established then moderate.
Habit: Eventually a large tree with a branching, upright habit.
Height: up to 25 m (82 ft).
Spread: 10 m (32 ft).
Notes: Araucaria araucana is initially slow growing. After one or two years, once established, it starts to grow at a more vigorous rate. Araucaria araucana thrives in coastal areas, particularly in the South-west of the U.K. and it is said that eighteen established, good-sized trees can provide enough nuts for an adult's sustenance all year round!