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Nothofagus cunninghamii

Southern beech

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Features

  • Height35m to 55m
  • Growth HabitTall oval
  • Leaf ColourGlossy green

Description

Nothofagus cunninghamii (Southern beech). An evergreen tree to 55m with brown slender shoots and short, toothed, glossy green leaves. Native to Tasmania.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Tree

Other common names

Myrtle beech

Origin

Tasmania

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)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • 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, 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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