(Silver Beech) A beautiful and elegant small, evergreen tree with dainty dark green leaves and dark, reddish-grey twigs. Most suited to a warm, sunny position with shelter from strong winds.
A beautiful and elegant small, evergreen tree with dainty dark green leaves and dark, reddish-grey twigs. Most suited to a warm, sunny position with shelter from strong winds. Bark turns silvery-grey once established. Native to parts of New Zealand.
Somewhat hardy and best in a warm, sheltered position. Not at all suitable for cold, exposed areas.
- Position: Full sun.
- Soil: Well drained or moist, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Requires a warm, sheltered position to grow well in the UK.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate .
- Habit: Large shrub or eventually very small tree.
- Height: up to 8 - 10 m (26 - 32 ft) possibly slightly taller in very favourable positions
- Spread: 6 m (26 ft).
- Notes: Although Nothofagus menziesii is somewhat hardy, it can be a tricky plant to grow well in the U.K. and should only be attempted by experienced gardeners. This plant is not covered by our normal guarentee.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Small (4m - 8m)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Dry/Sandy
- Special Features
- Habit - Architectural, Honey Fungus Resistant, Evergreen, Foliage - Unusual Shape, Rare and Unusual