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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
monkey puzzle money puzzle tree
Araucaria are evergreen trees from the Southern Hemisphere, with whorled branches bearing spirally arranged leaves that may be needle-like, triangular or scale-like, and small male, and large female cones, usually on separate trees
A. araucana is a stately evergreen tree with branches clothed in sharply pointed, triangular dark green leaves. Mature plants may bear cones on the upper branches, male and female usually on separate trees
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
20-50 years / more than 50 years
Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well drained soil in an open site with shelter from cold, drying winds
Propagate by seed sown in seedbed as soon as ripe; take cuttings of vertical shoot tips in midsummer and root in a cold frame; cuttings of horizontal side branches will not form an upright tree
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Pruning group 1; only young specimens respond well to pruning back into older wood
Pests Generally pest free
Honey fungus may be a problem
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