ARAUCARIA araucana

Commonly known as Chilean pine, Monkey puzzle

Slow growing tree with dense spine-tipped dark green leaves
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Triangular, sharply pointed leaves, 3-5cm (1¼-2in) long, which persist for up to 10 years
  • Height
    20m (70ft)
  • Spread
    10m (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)
  • Full sun

ARAUCARIA araucana

Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Medium £55.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 5 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    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.
    Exotic plants
    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
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    open site but shelter from cold dry winds.
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly columnar
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
20m (70ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)

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