Monkey puzzle tree toast?

Discussion in 'Araucariaceae' started by Steven Kosmach, Mar 8, 2021.

  1. Steven Kosmach

    Steven Kosmach New Member

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    Is my monkey puzzel tree toast?
    The monkey puzzel tree in the photo is about 25yr old. It was knee high when I bought it. I live just north of Houston, TX. We had 5 days of below freezing temperatures, but nothing below 10°F. The tree still has some green branches but has mostly turned brown.
    any chance the tree will recover?
    Thanks!
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Looks like Araucaria bidwillii rather than A. araucana. In which case those temperatures will definitely have killed it. And it can be seen in your picture to be dead anyway. A blessing in disguise as both species produce landmark specimens in time not suitable for such close quarters as yours was in.
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Agree it is Araucaria bidwillii (Bunya). Probably dead, but it might possibly resprout from the trunk or at the base.
     

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