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ANTARCTIC BEECH
Nothofagus antarctica

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Photo Locations: Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver, B.C. and Vandusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, B.C.

General Notes

Needs ample water and good drainage. Graceful tree. May grow taller in native habitat. Leaves are waxy, small, simple and alternate, 2–4.5 cm long. Their shape is ovate, crinkly, rounded at the tips and with small irregular teeth. The tree drops its leaves in the fall. Its branchlets and sub-branchlets are arranged distinctly in one plane, somewhat resembling elms in the winter. The flowers are inconspicuous yellow-green catkins.

Native to Southern Chile and Argentina.

Family: Fagaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.

Conical Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 50 feet.

Width: 30 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Oblong to Ovate, Medium Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. yellow-green.. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Mostly Green Nut in Cupules, Very Small (Under 0.25 inches).

Bark Dark Brown or Light Green, Furrowed or Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 5 - 6 and 14 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Nothofagus antarctica Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 23, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/nothofagus-antarctica >

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