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Nothofagus dombeyi

Coigue

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Features

  • Height10m to 40m
  • Spread6m to 11m
  • Growth HabitTall thin oval
  • Leaf ColourGlossy pale green

Description

Nothofagus dombeyi (Coigue). A columnar to conical, evergreen tree from Chile and Argentina. Bears lance-shaped to ovate, glossy green leaves and are freckled black.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Tree

Origin

Chile and 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)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • 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. 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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