Araucaria bidwillii

Monkey Puzzle Tree, Bunya Bunya Tree

While they are related to pine trees, their horizontal tiers of stiff branches and many small, pointed, flat or needlelike leaves give them a decidedly different look. Often grown in pots while young, the older evergreens grow up to 70 feet tall and often lose their lowest branches with age. Beware of falling 10 to 15 pound cones on mature trees. Plant them alone or use several as tall windbreaks where cones are not a hazard to anyone underneath. Will not tolerate dry or waterlogged soils. Most like full sun. Water during the growing season and during long, hot dry spells.
Araucaria bidwillii, Monkey Puzzle Tree, Bunya Bunya Tree
This tree has a narrow pyramidal shape when young that becomes rounded with age. Its dark green, shiny, sharp, stiff, needlelike leaves are spirally arranged around the drooping branches.

Attributes - Araucaria bidwillii

Plant Type: Tree

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 60 ft. to 150 ft.

Width: 40 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Wet Soil. Container Plants.

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