These are the Southern Beeches and Nothofagus species are found in both Australia and Chile as well as New Zealand and New Guinea. Medium to large growing evergreen trees many species make great feature trees in cooler climates.
Popular species include Nothofagus cunninghamii or ‘Myrtle Beech’, perhaps the best known species a tall growing tree to 30m + and found in Victoria and Tasmania.
Nothofagus moorei or ‘Southern Beech’ from New South wales and Queensland is found growing to 40m + in its natural environment including Barrington Tops National Park and Will Willi National Park.
The smaller growing Nothofagus gunnii from Tasmania is deciduous and this one really is small reaching around 2-m and is also known as the Tanglefoot Beech. For those who have bushwalked in Tasmania in Autumn you may well have seen the Autumn colour in areas such as Crater Lake.
Other Nothofagus Species
- N.antarctica is the Southern Beech.
- N. obliqua, and N. dombeyi are from Chile.
- N. menziesii which is from New Zealand is another species to consider.
Nothofagus are available for sale from the following growers
125 Palmer Rd Jindivick 3818
Open Thursday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
Specialising in growing and selling Rare and Unusual Trees, shrubs Perennials Bulbs and Climbers, a unique nursery with amazing stock.
Wide range of advanced Deciduous & Evergreen trees to 3m. Including : Beeches, Casuarinas, Maples, Oaks, Ginkgo, Magnolia, Pyrus, Nothofagus, Araucarias and Buchan Wattle and Conifers. Servicing VIC, NSW, & SA.
'Justly famous for rare and unusual plants' Don Teese
34 Mt Pleasant Rd Monbulk VIC 3793