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Commonly known as Chilean pine, Monkey puzzle
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Evergreen - triangular, sharply pointed leaves, 3-5cm (1¼-2in) long, which persist for up to 10 years.
Height - 15 - 20m (50-70ft)
Spread - 5 - 10m (16-33ft)
Conifer - female cones are ovoid to 15cm (6in) long and ripen over 2-3 years. Males are cylindrical to ovoid and to 15cm (6in) long.
Tree - whorled branches. Loses lower branches with age.
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Additional Features - Endangered in the wild - These plants are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list of 'Red Plants'. This is a list of threatened species in the wild, they are either critically, endangered or vulnerable to extinction. - Endangered
Good to know - introduced by Scottish plant hunter Archibald Menzies in 1795 who planted seeds from a dessert from a meal with the Viceroy in Chile.
Place of origin - Chilean Andes, Argentina.
Hardiness - Fully hardy
Seasonal Interest - Autumn
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - open site but shelter from cold dry winds.
Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly columnar
Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant
Araucaria - Monkey Puzzle - Growing Guide
Trees - Care Guide
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- Checking ties - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Restaking fallen young tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Fallen old tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing side shoots - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Deer protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Weed Spraying - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Tree Survey - Video Tip ondemand_video
15 - 20m (50-70ft)
5 - 10m (16-33ft)
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
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)
2 options from £6.00
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5