Southern Beech

Nothofagus cunninghamii

The Southern Beech, with its moss-covered gnarled trunks and buttressed roots, creates the magical forests we dream of. An evergreen Australian native from Victoria and Tasmania with delicate fern-like deep green foliage and attractive reddish-bronze new growth. Gardeners in high rainfall and frosty areas with fertile or boggy soil will welcome its rapid growth. Pre-dates the break up of Gondwana. Also referred to as Myrtle Beech or Tasmanian Myrtle within the timber industry, where it is much sought after for cabinetry. Fast growth rate.

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Southern Beech

The Southern Beech, with its moss-covered gnarled trunks and buttressed roots, creates the magical forests we dream of. An evergreen Australian native from Victoria and Tasmania with delicate fern-like deep green foliage and attractive reddish-bronze new growth. Gardeners in high rainfall and frosty areas with fertile or boggy soil will welcome its rapid growth. Pre-dates the break up of Gondwana. Also referred to as Myrtle Beech or Tasmanian Myrtle within the timber industry, where it is much sought after for cabinetry. Fast growth rate.

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Full sun or part shade, prefers moist, fertile soil, coping with wet and boggy conditions. Grows in temperate rainforests or alpine areas where its height will be restricted. Benefits from a mulch of leaf litter to prevent root zone drying out.

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