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Paraná Pine Monkey Puzzle Tree

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Paraná Pine Monkey Puzzle Tree are distinctive, with a bare columnar trunk, crowed with a flattened layer of whorled branches. The clusters of needle-like leaves at the ends of these branches gave rise to the species’ other common name, the candelabra tree. Early explorers in the region reported its seeds’ importance as a food source. Preparations of the tree’s leaves, bark, and resin are used for medicinal purposes.

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Paraná Pine

Paraná Pines are quite distinctive, with a bare columnar trunk, crowned with a flattened layer of whorled branches. The clusters of needle-like leaves at the ends of these branches gave rise to the species’ other common name, the candelabra tree. Early explorers in the region reported its seeds’ importance as a food source. Preparations of the tree’s leaves, bark, and resin are used for medicinal purposes. Grows at least 3 times the rate of its cousin from the other side of the continent, Araucaria araucana, and is sometimes referred to as the false monkey puzzle by some Chileans.

Latin NameAraucaria angustifolia
Site and Soil: Paraná Pine likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description:
Pollination Requirements:  Seedlings will become either male or female trees. A male and female tree are required for nut production.
Hardiness: Parana Pine is hardy to approx. 5º F.
Bearing Age: 10 years
Size at Maturity: 30-40 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Spring
Ripening Time: Late Fall
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Not bothered by pests or diseases
USDA Zone: 7

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5.5" Banded Pot, 1 Gallon

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