Araucaria Araucana | Monkey Puzzle
- Genus: Araucaria
- Species: araucana
- Eventual Height: 2000
- Eventual Spread: 1000
- Position: full sun, partial shade, north, south, east, west
- Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen
- Soil Drainage moist but well drained
- Soil PH: acid, alkaline, neutral
- Exposure: sheltered
- Hardiness: (H4) Hardy
Native to Chile and Argentina, Araucaria Araucana is the hardiest species in the conifer genus and an example of a living fossil. Considered as the national tree of Chile, the Monkey Puzzle Tree was named when a mature specimen was observed and it was said at the time that it would 'puzzle a monkey to try and climb it'.
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