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Araucaria

Araucaria spp.

Araucaria araucana01 by Line1 by Liné1 (CC BY 2.5)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

6a-10b

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

80m

Max

10m

15m

Min

3m

Flowering

This plant has no fragrance

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Araucaria Overview

This genus of evergreen, coniferous trees is endemic to tropical rainforests that have a dry Winter, with 14 of the 19 species restricted to New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean. They are large trees, reaching heights of up to 80m, that produce male or female cones in Summer and have horizontal spreading branches. These are covered in needle-like or flat, sharp leaves that grow in spirals. This genus contains the famous monkey puzzle tree, also known as the Chilean pine, Araucaria araucana which is the only one suitable for a temperate climate.

Common problems with Araucaria

How to propagate Araucaria

Cuttings

Seed

Special features of Araucaria

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Araucaria

Grown mainly as architectural trees, for their habit and foliage. Some species are cultivated for their timber or for their edible nuts.

Coniferous Trees

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