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Saxegothaea conspicua

Prince Albert's yew

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Features

  • Height9m to 18m
  • Spread3m to 8m
  • Growth HabitUpright conical
  • Flower ColourGreen
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Saxegothaea conspicua (Prince Albert's yew). This is a slow-growing evergreen conifer. It can grow as high as 21m tall. It will form a neat conical shape, or columnar and bushy in cooler regions. The needle-like, dark green leaves are about 12mm long and spirally arranged.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub, Conifer or Tree

Origin

Chile

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

This is a fully frost-hardy species its prefers full sun or partial-shade and moderately fertile, well-drained soil.

Propagation

Seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible.

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