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Puget Pillar southern beech

Nothfagus antarctica 'Puget Pilar'

Easy to Maintain Fall Colors

Characteristics:
The "southernmost tree on earth", the Antarctic Beech is a fantastic option for those wanting something a little different. It produces tiny, glossy leaves - barely an inch long - and its young bark resembles that of cherry tree. Its fall color is yellow/orange and its tiny leaves means they blow away quickly in fall winds. It grows in wide open spaces in its native habitat and is therefore both wind and drought tolerant once established. This cultivated variety from Washington Park in Seattle is characterized by more upright branches.

Growing Conditions:
It prefers acidic, well-drained soil and full sun

Uses:
Can provide a vertical screen or wind block

Height:
30+' at maturity

Width:
20' at maturity

Shape:
Open, upright, slender

Flowers:
n/a

Leaves:
Small, green, glossy

Bark:
cherry-like in youth, scaly with age