Araucaria araucana Tree :: Shared Description

Commonly known as a Monkey Puzzle tree, it is a slow growing evergreen tree growing up to 40 m tall with a 2 m trunk diameter. It is native to central and southern Chile and western Argentina. It is the hardiest species of the conifer genus Araucaria.
The tree usually has male and female cones on separate trees and is a wind pollinated. The seeds are usually dispersed by birds and squirrels. They are edible, similar to large pinenuts. However the tree does not yield seeds until it is around 30 to 40 years old. It is tolerant of temperatures down to -20°C, and coastal salt spray.
It was originally found in Chile in the 1780s and is the national tree of Chile.
by Julian P Guffogg
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TF2221 : Monkey Puzzle Tree off A151 by J.Hannan-Briggs
TG0532 : Mature Monkey Puzzle Tree by J.Hannan-Briggs
TF3311 : Monkey Puzzle Tree, Lincoln Road by J.Hannan-Briggs
TF1681 : Two Monkey Puzzle Trees by J.Hannan-Briggs
TQ8012 : Araucaria Araucana tree, Highview Close by Julian P Guffogg
SK8494 : Monkey Puzzle Tree on Gainsborough Road, Blyton by J.Hannan-Briggs
SX4258 : Monkey Puzzle Tree, Victoria Gardens by N Chadwick
TQ6412 : Monkey Puzzle tree, Gardner Street, Windmill Hill by Julian P Guffogg
TQ5740 : Monkey Puzzle Tree, St John's Recreation Ground by N Chadwick
TF1272 : Two Monkey Puzzle Trees by J.Hannan-Briggs
TF0042 : Monkey Puzzle Tree, School lane, Wilsford by J.Hannan-Briggs
TA2069 : Monkey puzzle trees (Araucaria araucana), Sewerby Hall gardens by JThomas
TQ7618 : Monkey Puzzle Tree, Whatlington Road by Julian P Guffogg
SK8501 : Monkey Puzzle Tree opposite Ayston Hall by Julian P Guffogg
TQ7408 : Monkey Puzzle Tree, Bexhill by Julian P Guffogg
NG5536 : Raasay monkey puzzle by Tiger
TQ7327 : Monkey Puzzle Tree, Hurst Green by Julian P Guffogg
TA2069 : Summer bedding, Sewerby Hall gardens by JThomas
TF2761 : Monkey Puzzle Tree, Watery Lane, Mareham Le Fen by J.Hannan-Briggs
TF0279 : Monkey Puzzle Tree, Watery Lane, Dunholme by J.Hannan-Briggs
TQ8413 : Monkey Puzzle Tree, Off Winchelsea Road by Julian P Guffogg
TF0373 : Monkey Puzzle Tree, off Minster Drive, Cherry Willingham by J.Hannan-Briggs
TQ7408 : Monkey Puzzle Tree, Chantry Avenue, Bexhill by Julian P Guffogg
SK7266 : Monkey Puzzle Tree at Ide Farm by J.Hannan-Briggs
TF5183 : Araucaria Araucana Tree, Sutton Road, Trusthorpe by J.Hannan-Briggs

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Created: Sun, 9 Dec 2012, Updated: Tue, 9 Feb 2016

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