ARAUCARIA

Evergreen, coniferous trees from, mainly, tropical rainforests.

Genus of 19 species of evergreen, coniferous trees from  New Guinea, Australia, New Hebrides, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island and South America of which the Chilean pine or Monkey puzzle is the only one suitable for outdoors in the UK.

Easily recognised by the thick, triangular pointed leaves and the habit of losing lower branches with age and often seen as a front-garden tree planted beneath power lines!

The seeds, piñones, are edible large pine nuts and ideas have been advanced about creating plantations in the west of the UK.

Cropping would commence after about 40 years and yield would be substantial given that life expectancy of the tree is 1000 years...

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
  • Conifer

Buy Varieties of ARAUCARIA

ARAUCARIA araucana

ARAUCARIA araucana

Chilean pine, Monkey puzzle

slow growing tree with dense spine-tipped dark green leaves

 
Small
£25.00 each 
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Available again from APRIL 2024 - When fresh stock arrives
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ARAUCARIA heterophylla

ARAUCARIA heterophylla

Norfolk Island pine

frost tender coniferous tree with whorled branches of fan-like foliage which is light green in immaturity and scale-like in mature trees. Best grown as an unheated conservatory or indoor plant

 
Small
£40.00 each 
Large
£75.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Blood, Fish & Bone
Improves vegetable, fruit and flower quality. Blood, Fish and Bone contains three major nutrients essential for strong and healthy growth.
Only £6.00

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