Antarctic Beech, Nirre Nothofagus antarctica - Fagus antarctica

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Botanical Name:

Nothofagus antarctica







Common Name:

Antarctic Beech, Nirre

30-50 feet
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  • Nothofagus antarctica

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Its occurrence on Hoste Island earns it the distinction of being the southernmost tree on earth.
* Nothofagus antarctica typically grows 10–25 m (32–80 ft) tall and has a slender trunk with scaly bark.
* The leaf color is medium green, turning yellow to orange in the fall.
* N. antarctica has been planted on the North Pacific Coast of the United States and in Great Britain where it thrives. more...