Nothofagus antarctica Antarctic Beech

Description: An elegant fast growing broadly conical tree. The small, rounded, heart shaped leaves change from a mid-dark green colour in summer to shades of bright yellow and orange in the autumn. The bark is chocolate brown with attractive slices of silver all over.

History: Introduced from Chile in 1830.

Nothofagus Growing Tips: Grow in fertile, lime-free, moist but well-drained soil in full sun.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 8m x 4m


  • Deciduous
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • L Size: Large
  • Scented foliage
  • Open space planting
  • Prefers acid soil

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