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Araucaria araucana | Monkey Puzzle - 40-60cm - 5lt

Araucaria araucana | Monkey Puzzle - 40-60cm - 5lt

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Araucaria araucana, commonly known as the monkey puzzle tree, is a slow-growing evergreen tree native to the southern regions of South America, specifically Chile and Argentina. The tree can grow up to 30-40 meters tall with a trunk diameter of up to 2 meters, and its branches grow in a distinctive whorled pattern.

The monkey puzzle tree is known for its unique, sharp-edged triangular leaves that grow in dense clusters along its branches. The leaves are a dark green color on the upper surface and lighter on the lower surface. The tree is dioecious, meaning that male and female reproductive structures grow on separate trees.

Araucaria araucana is a long-lived species, with some specimens estimated to be over 1,000 years old. The tree is also ecologically important as it provides habitat and food for a variety of wildlife, including birds, insects, and small mammals.

The monkey puzzle tree is highly valued for its ornamental qualities and is often planted in parks and gardens around the world. The tree is also economically important for its durable, straight-grained wood, which is used in construction, furniture making, and other applications. However, the species is considered vulnerable due to habitat loss and overexploitation, and conservation efforts are underway to protect and preserve this unique and important tree species.

  • Common Name

    Monkey puzzle

  • Family


  • Type

    Evergreen tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    South America, Chile, Argentina

  • Flower


  • Foliage

    sharp-edged triangular leaves

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width

8 metres +

Shape / habit


Preferred Location


North–facing or East–facing or South–facing or West–facing, Exposed or Sheltered

Soil Type

chalk, clay, loam, sand, acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun

Soil moisture

well-drained soil that is slightly acidic to neutral

Growing Period




all year


large cone, 50year old tree produces fruit

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Arundel Arboretum is a shrub and tree retail nursery with over 40 years of experience.

About Us

During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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