where can i buy a young monkey puzzle tree ?

Discussion in 'Araucariaceae' started by grahammarshall, May 21, 2007.

  1. grahammarshall

    grahammarshall Member

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    And to make things a little more difficult I live in Houston, Texas.

    Suggestions welcome ..

    There are a small number of very young monkey puzzle trees here but not many ...

    rgds

    Graham
     
  2. markinwestmich

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    In Houston, A. angustifolia would be better adapted than A. araucana which grows well in the PNW. I don't know where you would acquire one though?
     
  4. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Agree with Smivies - Araucaria araucana can't cope with TX summer heat.
     
  5. bobtomato

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    I live in Houston and am also looking for a young monkey puzzle tree for a Christmas gift, because last year my potted norfolk pines (several years old) all froze and died, but my Monkey puzzle tree (also several years old, potted, grown in Houston) laughed at the cold. The heat hasn't seemed to bother it, either. It seems slightly drought resistant, in fact. So for all those scoffers, could you please just give us ideas where we might get the tree?
     

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