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Araucaria araucana

Classification

Order: Pinales
   Family: Araucariaceae
            Genus: Araucaria
                        Specie: Araucaria araucana

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 80 ft (24 m)

Cultivation: Fertile, moist, well-drained soil

Features: Unusual foliage and habit

Uses: Large gardens Parks Avenues

Zones: 7-9

Description: The only species suitable for cool climates, the monkey puzzle tree is one of the most striking of all conifers in its growth form. It comes from the Andean slopes of south-central Chile and the neighboring part of Argentina, at altitudes up to 6,000 ft (

Growth Habit: Straight trunk with whorled branches, flat crown with age

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