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Araucaria araucana

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Monkey Puzzle 

FAMILY: ARAUCARIACEAE

Araucaria araucana - Monkey Puzzle

About Monkey Puzzle at OSU's Landscape Plants site       

  • Native to Chilean mountains.

  • In the wild can attain over 100’ in height.

  • A primitive conifer – the leaves are scaly, thick, overlapping, and very sharp.

  • Tree is either male (with large oblong cones) or female (with round cones 6” across). Seeds are edible and tasty when heated.

  • Quite common in Portland. The 1905 Lewis & Clark Exposition gave seedlings away, making many trees in Portland similar sizes.

  • The Heritage Trees are males.

Tree #LocationDimensionsPhoto and Notes
236

419 NE Hazelfern Pl

Private, Front Yard

70' Height

37' Spread

8.5' Circ.

Araucaria araucana - Monkey Puzzle
237

415 NE Laurelhurst Pl

Private, Front Yard

75' Height

36' Spread

9.4' Circ.

Araucaria araucana - Monkey Puzzle
273

446 NE Fargo St

Private, Front Yard

60' Height

35' Spread

8.5' Circ.

Araucaria araucana - Monkey Puzzle