Araucaria – Norfolk Island Pine, Monkey Puzzle

Unusual conifer, with triangular scales as leaves, closely covering the branches.


This tree is often grown singly in front gardens. It is sensitive to frost and young specimens are frequently damaged, but with a bit of luck they will last a long time. The tree becomes more vigorous with age and quite large specimens are found in this country. Young plants should be given wind and frost protection.


Well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil.


From seed and from cuttings.

Araucaria araucana: In temperate zones it grows to 10 m; the branches spread almost horizontally and are covered in triangular scaly green leaves. Mature trees will develop cones, from which seeds can be taken.

Araucaria - Norfolk Island Pine, Monkey Puzzle

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