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Chilean Monkey Puzzle | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Chilean Monkey Puzzle | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Chilean Monkey Puzzle | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Chilean Monkey Puzzle | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Chilean Monkey Puzzle | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Chilean Monkey Puzzle | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Chilean Monkey Puzzle | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Chilean Monkey Puzzle | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Chilean Monkey Puzzle | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Chilean Monkey Puzzle | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Chilean Monkey Puzzle | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Chilean Monkey Puzzle | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company

Chilean Monkey Puzzle | Medium Tree Seedling

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  • Grow your own Chilean Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana), a curious evergreen from the Andes!
  • 100% guaranteed: If your seedling perishes, we are happy to provide a replacement small-sized seedling for just the cost of shipping/handling
  • Seed-grown without poison or pesticides at our nursery on California's Redwood Coast
  • Transplanting and care instructions included


Water Needs | The Jonsteen Company
Moisture
Medium
Cold Hardiness | The Jonsteen Company Cold Hardiness
-40°F
Light Needs | The Jonsteen Company Light
Full Sun / Partial Shade
Size | The Jonsteen Company Size
90 – 130' tall / 25 – 35' spread
Age | The Jonsteen Company Lifespan
1,000 yrs
Growth Rate | The Jonsteen Company Growth Rate
Slow Growing
Drought Tolerance | The Jonsteen Company Drought Tolerance
Medium
Windfirm | The Jonsteen Company Wind Resistance
Low

About Chilean Monkey Puzzle

Araucaria araucana (commonly called the Chilean Monkey Puzzle Tree, Monkey Tail Tree, Chilean Pine, or Pehuén) is an evergreen tree native to central and southern Chile and western Argentina. In the Andes Mountains, these curious trees grow up to heights of 130 feet with diameters of 5 feet, and can live to be more than 1,000 years old. The hardiest species in the conifer genus Araucaria, it is often described as a living fossil.

Chilean Monkey Puzzle Trees are well known for their symmetrical shape, scale-like leaves, and reptilian branches. The leaves are thick, tough, scale-like, and triangular, measuring 1.2–1.6 inches long and 0.39–1.18 inches broad at the base, with sharp edges and tips. They persist for 10–15 years or more, and so cover most of the tree except for the older branches.

These trees are usually dioecious, meaning the male and female cones grow on separate trees, though individuals will occasionally bear cones of both sexes. The male (pollen) cones are oblong and cucumber-shaped, 1.6 inches long at first, then expanding to 3.1–4.7 inches long by 2–2.4 inches broad at the time of pollen release. They are wind pollinated. The female (seed) cones, which mature in autumn about 18 months after pollination, are globose, large, 4.7–7.9 inches in diameter, and hold about 200 seeds each. The cones disintegrate at maturity to release the 1.2–1.6 inch-long nut-like seeds.

In 2013, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) designated the tree as an endangered species due to a continuing decline in the species’ actual area of occupancy and debilitating factors like fire, logging, and overgrazing. Help us plant these awesome trees!


About Jonsteen's Seedlings

All of our trees are seed-grown without poison or pesticides at our nursery on California's Redwood Coast, which is inspected monthly and licensed by the California Department of Agriculture. Trees can provide a natural barrier against high winds, temperatures, noise pollution and soil erosion, all while benefiting local air quality, wildlife and property values — a Jonsteen seedling will only grow in value and beauty!


About Jonsteen's 100% Guarantee

All of our trees are guaranteed to arrive healthy and in good condition. If your tree perishes despite your honest efforts, we will be happy to replace it with a small-sized seedling for just the cost of shipping/handling (typically under $5). You can learn more about our guarantee and tree replacement policy here.

Seedling Size Chart: Medium

Due to the dynamic nature of actively growing trees, as well as the tremendous variation between species’ growth rates, we rely on the cubic volume of a seedling’s root mass to determine its “size” (Small / Medium / Large / XL). Within each size there is minor variance — the dimensions provided here represent the category minimum. If exact measurements are essential, please contact us about current stock.

Seedling Size Chart | Medium | The Jonsteen Company