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Nothofagus antarctica

Southern beech

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Features

  • Height5m to 10m
  • Spread7m to 10m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Nothofagus antarctica (Southern beech). This is a deciduous tree or large, multi-stemmed shrub. The flowers are insignificant, they have a wavy-edge. The leaves are toothed and will turn yellow in the autumn before dropping.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub or Tree

Other common names

Antarctic beech, Nire, Guindo

Origin

S. Chile & S. Argentina

Interest and use

Specimen

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilBoggy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will grow in a variety of climates as long as they protection from strong winds. They prefer acidic soil, with a position in full sun.

Propagation

You can propagate from cuttings in the summer or seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Root rot may be problematic.

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