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
Introducing the Nothofagus antarctica Antarctic Beech, also known as Nirre. This deciduous tree or shrub is native to southern Chile and Argentina, and grows to be 10-25m tall. With a slender trunk and scaly bark, the Nirre has simple and alternate leaves that are medium green in color, turning yellow to orange in the fall. The plant produces fragrant 4-valved capsules containing three small nuts. The Nirre's special distinction comes from its occurrence on Hoste Island, where it is recognized as the southernmost tree on Earth. Despite its origins, the Nirre thrives in other regions, having been successfully cultivated in the North Pacific Coast of the United States and in Great Britain. Don't miss your chance to add this unique tree to your garden or landscape!