Scientific Name: Nothofagus antarctica
Common Name: southern beech
Family Name: Nothofagaceae
Origin: South America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 10 - 15m x 7 - 10m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Pyramidal - widely
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, Winter interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Heavily veined, Glabrous, Lustrous, Ovate, Crenate, Serrate, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Flowers clustered, Yellow, Red, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Nut, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Broadly conical, often multi-stemmed, branching open irregular and angular; leaves alternate, oblong, most blades 2-4cm long x 1-2cm wide, triangular, crinkly, margins irregularly and minutely rounded-toothed, petioles 2-3mm long. Winter ID: twigs downy, zig-zagged, reddish- to dark-brown with white lenticels; buds appressed, 1-2mm long, glaucous.