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Nothofagus menziezii

Silver beech

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height10m to 15m
  • Spread4m to 9m
  • Growth HabitTall oval
  • Leaf ColourPale green

Description

Nothofagus menziezii (Silver beech). This is an evergreen species, it produces a mass of small, dense leaves with coarsely serrated margins. The flowers appear as small catkins in the summer.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Tree

Origin

New Zealand

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

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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