Monkey Puzzle

Araucaria araucana

Monkey Puzzle - Araucaria araucana

Common Name: Monkey Puzzle
Genus: Araucaria
Species: araucana

The Latin term Araucaria is derived from the name of a Chilean tribe who inhabited a region where another Araucaria species was first discovered.

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, A good architectural plant

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 25.00 m (2500 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 10.00 m (1000 cm)

Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Colour: Green

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A distinctive evergreen coniferous tree with whorls of branches and pointed, lustrous bright green leaves maturing to dark green. The monkey puzzle tree is best planted as a focal point on a lawn or in a small group since it doesn't look good among other hardy trees. Once established it will grow to a height of 25m or more making it only really suitable for a large garden or park.

  • Garden care: No pruning is needed. Keep well watered in its first year of growth.