Scientific Name: Araucaria araucana Form: Oval - vertical, Round
Common Name:monkey puzzle treeTexture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:AraucariaceaeHabit: Open
Plant Type: Conifer Mature Size (ht. X w.):22 - 30m x 10 - 15m
Origin: South America Hardiness Zone:Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Leaves: Scale-like, Spiraled, Leathery, Glabrous, Distinctive smell, Lustrous, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Brown, Jul- Jun
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, Tall background, Winter interest
Key ID Features:Leaves unique, awl-shaped, sharply pointed, closely overlapping, symmetrically whorled; female cones globular, up to 20 cm round; male cones cylindrical, up to 15 cm long (usually on separate plants).