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Monkey Puzzle tree - Araucaria
Monkey Puzzle tree - Araucaria
Monkey Puzzle tree - Araucaria
Monkey Puzzle tree - Araucaria
Monkey Puzzle tree - Araucaria

Monkey Puzzle tree - Araucaria

Treat your garden to one of the most beautiful trees that you can buy for the garden.
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
  • One of the most iconic & majestic trees in the UK
  • An intriguing and stately evergreen, with whorls of sharp leaves
  • They can reach an elegant 10m in 20-30 years or so, but can also be trimmed to lower than this
  • A garden design classic - they make a great gift too
  • Supplied as a large seed-raised tree, 6-7 years old, 50-60cm tall in a 5L pot
5L - Item: 510830
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Product Description

The Monkey Puzzle is one of the most iconic and easily recognised trees in the UK, yet not widely planted now.
Many of the tallest of specimens are over a hundred years or so old, yet without the foresight of previous gardeners, we would have few to marvel at today.

An intriguing and stately evergreen, with whorls of sharp leaves, they are very slow growing in their first few years and take a while to get going - which makes them a very expensive plant to propagate and sell.

Despite this slow speed, they are relatively easy to grow once planted and left alone! They can reach an elegant 10m in 20-30 years or so but can also be trimmed to lower than this.

When planting, select a spot where it can be seen from, as they are best grown as a lawn or boundary specimen tree, with plenty of space around them. A real garden design classic - try one now, they make a great gift too!

Supplied as a 6-7 year old tree 50-60cm tall in a 5L pot.

What Is Supplied

Item 510830 supplied as:
Supplied as a 6-7 year old tree 50-60cm tall in a 5L pot

Plant Information

Top Tips

Best grown in full sun in well-drained but moist soil.

Fertilise anually with a slow-relese fertiliser and mulch with organic matter in the autumn.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for your Monkey Puzzle Tree:

  • Select an appropriate spot with enough space to allow your tree to grow.
  • Position in a sheltered area, protected from cold, drying winds.
  • Dig a hole twice the width of the roots, forking over the bottom to loosen the soil, then add some good quality fertiliser, compost or well-rotted manure. We've found that a square hole is better than a round one as the new roots, once they reach the edges tend to grow in a circle round the circumference of the hole whereas when they reach the corners of a square hole, they find it easier to grow through.
  • Plant at the same depth as the tree was in its pot.
  • Holding the tree upright in position with one hand, slowly backfill the hole with soil, so the soil falls back around the roots. Firm the soil around the plant with your heel to ensure good contact around the roots.
  • Plants establish quicker when Mycorrhizal granules are added to the roots when planting.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.
  • Water the plants at least weekly – especially in dry weather – for the first 8 weeks.

 

Aftercare Advice for Araucaria Monkey Puzzle:

  • Keep plants well-watered, especially while they are establishing.
  • Apply a general-purpose fertiliser twice a year in spring and summer


Pruning Advice for your Monkey Puzzle Araucaria:

  • There is no real need to prune trees. If absolutely necessary, damaged or dead branches can be removed from young trees. Established trees will not regrow branches.

 

Planting / Flowering Calendar
Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
1000cm
400cm
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Monkey Puzzle tree - Araucaria
Monkey Puzzle tree - Araucaria
5L
Item: 510830
RRP £39.99
Deal Price £29.99
Save: £10.00 - 25%
Currently Unavailable