Nothofagus antarctica

Antarctic Beech

I just love this tree as it is full of character.   It has a very irregular branch structure and small, crinkly leaves which give off a strong, camphor-like fragrance, especially in spring when they are young and fresh.  The bark is covered in small white spots which contrast well against the dark purple stems.


Flowers:  N/A

Fruit: 

Bark:  Beautiful dark bark covered with small, silvery white spots.

Leaves:  Small, ovoid, shiny, dark green leaves with wavy margins.  Resin smells like camphor when rubbed against.

Autumn colour:  Yellow.

Ultimate height:  15m

Requirements:  Needs wind protection, otherwise quite undemanding.

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