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Araucaria araucana

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • A. imbricata
Description

A very sculptural conifer that can become quite large so be sure to have enough space for it to grow.  

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#sculptural#large tree#pyramidal#winter interest#security#needled evergreen
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#sculptural#large tree#pyramidal#winter interest#security#needled evergreen
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Araucaria
    Species:
    araucana
    Family:
    Araucariaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Amerindian tribes used the seeds to make flour and a fermented beverage (muday).
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South America, Chile, Argentina
    Edibility:
    Seeds (piƱones) are edible and taste best when roasted.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 50 ft. 0 in. - 80 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Pyramidal
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Available Space To Plant:
    24-60 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    Female cones are round male cones are cylindrical trees are mostly dioecious.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    Non-flowering
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Stiff, glossy with a spiny tip the leaves cover each branch and the trunk overlapping each other. It gives the tree a scaly appearance.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Security
    Specimen