Tree Series #14

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Araucaria araucana (commonly called the monkey puzzle tree, monkey tail tree, Chilean pine, or pehuén) is an evergreen tree growing to 40 m (130 ft) tall. Monkey puzzles have green, glossy leaves that overlap and completely cover each branch. Some people say they look a bit reptilian. This one is in Stockton-Bury Garden, Herefordshire.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Dina says:

    A beautiful, rather exotic tree, very nicely captured. Not a tree I’d like to have in the garden though. 🙂 Is Stockton-Bury Garden a private garden or more like a botanical garden?
    Best wishes to you from the windy coast of Norfolk, with lots of Fairydust,
    Dina, Klausbernd, Siri and Selma Xx

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is a private plantsmans garden, but open to the public between April and September. It is used by the English Garden magazine to trial plants and for photo shoots. The creators of the garden were friends of Christopher Lloyd (Great Dixter). http://www.stocktonbury.co.uk/garden/

  2. Sammy D. says:

    This was a ‘lightbulb’ moment fir me. I’ve travelled enough to marvel at the many deciduous trees that grow outside the YS but I never zeroed in on evergreens and now wonder what I missed along the way. Note to self fir next iverseas adventure …

  3. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I remember when I was little, i thought they were the most exotic thing ever!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I agree. It’s the name ‘Monkey Puzzle’ which is so fascinating.

  4. Sue Slaght says:

    Jude the perspective in that first photo made me smile ear to ear. You have such creativity. Really love learning from you.

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