Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Plant Height: up to 130 feet
Plant Spread: 20 to 30 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Sharply pointed
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Provides winter interest
Useful for timber production
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Cooked
Resistances: Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Endangered: Listed as 'Endangered' by the IUCN.
Conservation status: Endangered (EN)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Endangered

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Monkey Puzzle tree by Gina1960 Mar 14, 2019 12:39 PM 3
What is happening to my newly-potted Norfolk Island Pine? by Slothtarts Feb 11, 2019 5:39 PM 16
Can anyone identify this? by paislea Mar 17, 2018 12:00 PM 7
Monkey Puzzle Tree Maintenance by Allysonthieme Jan 16, 2018 11:44 PM 6
Evergreen tree in Andalucia, Spain? by TonySBowden Dec 17, 2017 8:16 PM 8
Pine cone? by Olipra Nov 4, 2017 4:58 PM 2
Help me id a tree by description by Nyssa Mar 1, 2017 11:11 AM 8
What is this plant ? by Gabiche Mar 7, 2016 8:07 PM 11
Browning branches on a Monkey Puzzle Tree by drbill Sep 15, 2015 7:49 AM 1
Leucadendron linifolium by wcgypsy Apr 20, 2015 11:10 AM 7

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