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A stunning Monkey puzzle tree we planted!

We were delighted to plant a 4-metre Monkey Puzzle tree for one of our returning customers this week.

Planting the Monkey Puzzle

The Monkey Puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana) is native to Chile in South America, and is often used in garden designs as a specimen tree. Monkey puzzle trees are capable of growing to up to 30 metres in height. The tree is notorious for its razor sharp scale shaped leaves, making safe handling a challenge!

The tree planting team took care in excavating the planting pit to accommodate the huge rootball of the tree, installing an anchor system. The anchoring system holds the Monkey Puzzle tree in place whilst not distracting from the shape of the tree where a staking system may do so.

Plating of a Monkey Puzzle tree
Installation of our 4-metre tall Monkey Puzzle (Araucaria araucana).

On site, we also installed a Photinia hedge using our 1.5-1.75m tall Photinia hedging plants. For irrigation, we laid Porous Pipe through the hedge at ground level to aid watering. The evergreen hedge plants will form a dense hedge and frame the post and rail fence in no time. The Photinia hedge was planted with premium topsoil to aid drainage as the garden soil contained very heavy clay.

A planted photinia red robin hedge
Our planted Photinia ‘Red Robin’ hedge, using our 1.5-1.75m tall plants.

Buy trees from King and Co for expert advice

King and co are able to source premium quality feature and specimen trees (like the Monkey puzzle tree!) for specialised projects. Need inspiration? Our team can advise on garden design and plant suitability for each individual case. The Nursery’s operations department can dispatch trees of all shapes and sizes sometimes even same-day to location for jobs that have sensitive timing.

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