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Monkey Puzzle Tree in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Araucaria araucana

 

Monkey Puzzle Tree

A tall growing tree with drooping, long, flexible branches that turn upwards to the end the trunk has triangular, sharply pointed singular leaves. The dark green leaves grow all around the branches and are very sharp. As the tree matures it bear cones towards the top of the tree.

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plant Features
  • Monkey Puzzle Tree likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Monkey Puzzle Tree likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Monkey Puzzle Tree is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Monkey Puzzle Tree likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
Available to buy from 3 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Monkey Puzzle Tree

Latin name

Araucaria araucana

type

Conifer

family

Araucariaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Monkey Puzzle Tree likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Monkey Puzzle Tree is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Monkey Puzzle Tree likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Monkey Puzzle Tree likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Monkey Puzzle Tree is 8.00meters x 12.00meters 8.00 M 12.00 M

Araucaria araucana

A tall growing tree with drooping, long, flexible branches that turn upwards to the end the trunk has triangular, sharply pointed singular leaves. The dark green leaves grow all around the branches and are very sharp. As the tree matures it bear cones towards the top of the tree.


Planting Outdoors

From Early Winter TO Early Spring

Plant container grown plants out in a suitable site in the garden.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Sow seeds in compost and keep moist.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Early Summer TO Mid Summer

Take soft wood cuttings in spring to early summer. Cleanly cut up to a 10cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted.Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots increasing the airing to let the leaves to develop. Remove rotten, dying or dead cuttings regularly. Take the cuttings from the upright branches only.

 
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