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Monkey Puzzle Tree

Araucaria araucana Plants
Monkey Puzzle Tree

Araucaria araucana Plants<br>Monkey Puzzle TreeAraucaria araucana, commonly known as the Monkey Puzzle Tree, is a large, unique evergreen that can grow to 60 feet tall and 30 to 35 feet wide. It forms a loose, conical tree with the strong central leader typical of most conifers.

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Araucaria araucana is native to the Andes Mountains between Chile and Argentina, it is a very cold hardy relative of the Norfolk Island pine (Araucaria heterophylla). The Monkey Puzzle tree's leaves are dark green, and needle-like, making this an unfriendly climbing tree, thus the comment "It would be a puzzle for a monkey to climb this tree".

Araucaria araucana is a unique plant for a connoisseur's garden, with its prehistoric and exotic image. It grows to become a dramatic specimen.




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