Known as 'Chilean pine' but more commonly as the 'Monkey puzzle' tree. It has long spidery branches, densely and geometrically arrayed with rigid, leathery, spine-tipped leaves. Incidentally, the all too rare perfect mature specimen, with branches intact right down to ground level, is one of the most handsome, graceful and noble of all trees.
Plant type: Evergreen tree
Foliage colour: Dark green
Feature: Dramatic foliage
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
Skill level: Experienced
Time to plant seeds: January to February
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