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Araucaria araucana

For sale by Rachel

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Monkey puzzle tree needing. New home we moved and have no room to plant it until next year when we re-landscape
As you can see it's not enjoying the pot but with tlc and some earth back it will be as good as new
Can deliver within 10

Araucaria araucana | Crawley, West Sussex, RH10
Pot SizeTotal Price
5 litres

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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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Crawley, West Sussex, RH10
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