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These are slow growing trees, that are unlikely to even start fruiting before 20.

Nov 10, Monkey puzzle trees are an excellent option for people who want a tree that is a bit out of the ordinary. While Araucaria araucana is well known in South America, it is the national tree of Chile, in other areas of the world this species is an anomaly.

The most notable features of this plant are its intriguing growth pattern and its bristly textured foliage that covers most of the Araucariaceae. I grew up with a “false monkey puzzle” tree in our backyard. It was planted around and was measured at feet tall. It’s base is over 6ft thick. Every four to eight years, it will drop seed pods, which contain 72 to 75 seeds.

We would collect them before the squirrels would eat them, dry them, drill holes in them, then roast treefelling.pwted Reading Time: 3 mins.

Description. Monkey puzzle tree is an evergreen coniferous species of tree that grows to mature heights of feet (40 m); with trunk, 7 feet (2 m) in diameter, measured at breast height. Its native habitat, juvenile trees exhibit a broadly pyramidal or conical crown which naturally develops into the distinctive umbrella shape of mature.

Sep 23, Monkey puzzle trees form 6-inch-long cones that can take two to three years to mature, at which point they break apart to release their 1 1/2-inch. Mar 13,"First, collect your seed" Back in August of last year, a kind friend gave me a dozen enormous Araucaria araucana (Monkey Puzzle tree) seeds: they are fully 2" long, probably the biggest seeds I have ever seen.

Having done a little internet research, I decided to germinate them using the ice-cream tub method, so I filled an old ice cream tub with clean new compost, nicely dampened but not.

Sep 12, Like many conifers the monkey puzzle bears cones on distinct male and female trees, but infrequently some trees will produce both sexes of fruit. The male cones take up to two years to mature and are almost five inches long when ready to release their pollen.

Sep 11, Araucaria araucana (a.k.a. monkey puzzle tree, monkey tail tree, Chilean pine, or pehuén) is an evergreen tree which can reach over feet in height and can live to be a thousand years trees take twenty years to reach sexual maturity and similar to other ancient trees like gingko biloba, and fellow Araucaria genus member the bunya, they are dioecious having distinct male and Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins.

Sep 15, I have always loved the Monkey puzzle. They are one of the oldest trees on earth and originated in the Andes. I have seen one as far north as the Isle of Skye.

I dont want to take it out but maybe just trim it down???

Wanted one ever since. Its not easy to get a little one or seeds because there need to be male and female trees in the neighborhood.

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