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Nothofagus betuloides

Coigue de magellanes

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Features

  • Height10m to 18m
  • Spread3m to 6.5m
  • Growth HabitColumnar
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Nothofagus betuloides (Coigue de magellanes). A dense columnar, evergreen tree from Chile and Argentina. Bears dark green and bronzy red, ovate, toothed leaves.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Tree

Other common names

Guino beech

Origin

Chile & Argentina

Interest and use

Grown for their habit, foliage and for the deciduous species, autumn colour.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0
  • 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, You can propagate from cuttings in the summer or seed in autumn.

Propagation

Propagate from cuttings in the summer or seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Root rot may be problematic.

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