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Monkey Puzzle Tree –
Araucaria araucana or araucaria imbricata (latin)

Areas of origin:
Argentina and Chile between 800 (875yds) and 1600 m (1750yds). Introduced in 1795.
Adult Dimensions:
Height up to 40m (131'), width up to 15m (49.2').
Foliage:Evergreen.
Soil Type: Dislikes lime.
Hardiness:Tolerant to -24°C.
Exposure:Full sun.

Désespoir des singes, Araucaria araucana  Désespoir des singes, Araucaria araucana:Cône

Désespoir des singes, Araucaria araucana

Jean Rameau Botanical Park
Mont de Marsan - France

Characteristics and Uses:
With its very unique spiky foliage this tree is much prized in parks and gardens where it is planted alone. The seeds are edible and are extensively harvested in Chile and in Argentina.
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