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Araucaria angustifolia

6th October 2012

A more delicate looking species than the usual Monkey Puzzle and possibly not as hardy, though it has been fine here through a couple of harsh winters. I am hoping that it will be magnificent eventually.

21st January 2013

25th February 2016

Listed as critically endangered in its native Brazil where logging, agriculture and delicious nuts have all played a part in its decline.
It had an unfortunate moment in 2014 when high winds and a loose humus rich soil resulted in a distinct lean but a small stake and a large boot compressed it back into a vertical alignment. Since then it has grown with enthusiasm.