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Nothofagus antarctica (Antarctic beech)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
15m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
10m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Nothofagus antarctica

Other names: Antarctic beech, Nirre, Nire, Southern beech, False beech

Genus: Nothofagus Nothofagus

Species: N. antarctica - N. antarctica is a broadly conical, often multi-stemmed, deciduous tree or shrub with oval, glossy, dark green leaves that have finely toothed, crinkled-margins and turn yellow or orange in autumn. Flowers and fruit are inconspicuous.


Nothofagus antarctica is: Deciduous

Flower: Yellow, Insignificant or absent, Green in Spring

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Yellow-orange, Yellow, Orange in Autumn

Habit: Broadly conical, Multi-stemmed palm, cycad or tree

How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases: Foot and root rot Foot and root rot

General care

Pruning: Pruning Group 1 - Remove dead, damaged, diseased or misplaced shoots in late winter or early spring.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Nothofagus antarctica (Antarctic beech) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 10m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses: Bonsai, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree

Cultivation: Performs best in moist but well-drained, acidic soil in full sun. Will not tolerate chalky soils.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Nothofagus antarctica

Other names: Antarctic beech, Nirre, Nire, Southern beech, False beech

Genus: Nothofagus Nothofagus

Species: N. antarctica - N. antarctica is a broadly conical, often multi-stemmed, deciduous tree or shrub with oval, glossy, dark green leaves that have finely toothed, crinkled-margins and turn yellow or orange in autumn. Flowers and fruit are inconspicuous.


Nothofagus antarctica is: Deciduous

Flower: Yellow, Insignificant or absent, Green in Spring

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Yellow-orange, Yellow, Orange in Autumn

Habit: Broadly conical, Multi-stemmed palm, cycad or tree

Watch out for

Specific diseases: Foot and root rot

General care

Pruning: Pruning Group 1 - Remove dead, damaged, diseased or misplaced shoots in late winter or early spring.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Nothofagus antarctica (Antarctic beech) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 10m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses: Bonsai, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree

Cultivation: Performs best in moist but well-drained, acidic soil in full sun. Will not tolerate chalky soils.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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