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Araucaria Arucana - Monkey Puzzle Tree

Araucaria Arucana - Monkey Puzzle Tree

Type Tree, Conifer, Evergreen
Size Large Tree
Form Conical - Tree
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Low/easy maintenance
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Slow growing

This evergreen conifer produces long spidery dropping branches which are densely packed with tight dark green leaflets. The architectural form of the Monkey puzzle make it a fine specimen with time.

Cultivation tips: This slow growing conifer prefers a milder climate - and is prone to frost damage - especially when young. It prefers a moist fertile soil, but will tolerate windy conditions and is suitable for plant near the coast.
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