British Columbia: Monkey Tree

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gardening in the Pacific Northwest' started by Sally Driscoll, May 26, 2013.

  1. Sally Driscoll

    Sally Driscoll New Member

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    Hi I'm searching for a Monkey tree. Anyone know where one might purchase a good sized one? Are they hard to grow? What type of soil? thanks in advance.
     
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    Hi,
    Art's Nursery in Surrey sells them
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Full sun, good drainage, plenty of space - not a small tree.
     
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    Lysichiton Active Member

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    Monkey Puzzles are seen quite a lot in the Lower Mainland. They thrive & produce fruit. You are in Kelowna, where the climate is very different. I would suggest asking a reliable local garden centre or joining Kelowna Garden Club & quizzing members, before you spend money.
     
  5. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    I see Kelowna is on Okanagan Lake. I wouldn't expect the tree to live out there. Likewise, Sunset Publishing has it zoned only for areas west of the Cascades (Sunset 4 and above). On the part of BC that they include in their maps they only extend the west-side climate up the valley around Hope etc., with adjacent mountains and all areas to the east much colder.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    The one in the picture from Nelson is still small. With landmark trees like this long-term prospects are what count, unless a given party doesn't care if a specimen grows for so many years and then dies.
     

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