Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana) Reviews
Description:Monkey puzzle tree is a weird looking tree, similar to the closely related bunya-bunya tree (Araucania bidwillii) and ... more
Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana) ... Norfolk Island pine (A. heterophylla). Monkey puzzle tree is a coniferous evergreen with evenly spaced tiers of horizontal-spreading branches arranged in regular whorls about the trunk.
Newest Review: ... is evergreen, and always looks interesting. It has sharp segments along each branch which are very thorn like to touch. In a ... more
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Customer Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana) Reviews (4)
by - written on 28/08/10, updated on 21/01/12 (Very useful, 245 readings)
What type of tree can't a monkey climb? a monkey puzzle tree. I only came across this type of tree when we bought our first property in 2004, and there is a fully grown one of these in the front garden. They grow to huge heights. Ours is as tall as our 3 bedroom semi, and we have had to prune it a couple of times since we have moved here to keep it at a controllable size. The tree is evergreen, and always looks interesting. It has sharp segments along each branch which are very thorn like to touch. In a way, i am reminded of the outside of a pineapple when i look at it. It is great for wildlife. The birds love it, and in ... Read the complete review
by debberdoodle - written on 05/12/07
Messy tree. Saw my first one in mid 80's when I moved to the Pacific NW and was mistified. Someone else wrote "exotic" and that's what I've thought too...until recently. A few yrs back I purchased an old house on large lot w/ mature landscaping and on this property is such a tree & it's huge! (60ft?) I finally had an oportunity to pet (touch) a tail and OUCH! Each time I walk under the tree I think I should wear a helmet and offer one to my visitors as a safety precaution. Each wind storm scatters the seeds (monkey balls) throughout the yard. The yard is speckled with them as I type this. The seeds are pokey too, but not as bad (needle sharp) as the tails .. Read the complete review
by Ann - written on 26/09/07
I have just returned from Lanzarote and was admiring the trees there, so I bought a seed and brought it back. I found this while looking for info on growing the trees, so thanks for the info - wish me luck!
by - written on 18/02/06 (Very useful, 12217 readings)
The first memory I had of Monkey Puzzle trees was as a toddler, playing beside one in my great-grandmother's front garden in the heart of Edinburgh. Looking back, it was an incredibly strange place to find a Monkey Puzzle tree - an exotic, orphaned misfit amidst a row of run-down terraced houses and melodious rose gardens. Unfortunately no-one in my family claimed to know how it got there so in my teens I decided to do some investigating of my own. I discovered that the first Monkey Puzzle trees in Edinburgh were planted en-masse in Lauriston Gardens in 1843, around 40 years after their introduction into Britain. From this, I could only conclude, knowing the ... Read the complete review