Commonly known as Alerce cypress, Patagonian cypress

Coniferous tree or shrub

Possibly the second oldest species on earth(after bristlecone pine).

Threatened by illegal logging and habitat destruction including burning.

Genus of one species of evergreen, monoecious or dioecious, coniferous tree or shrub found in limited areas of forest in Chile and Argentina.

  • Evergreen
  • Height
  • Conifer
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold winds
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Similar in appearance to junipers. Rare because of overfelling and habitat loss.
    Pests & Diseases
    Place of origin
    Limited areas of Chile and Argentina.
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil

Buy Varieties of FITZROYA

FITZROYA cupressoides

FITZROYA cupressoides

Alerce cypress, Patagonian cypress

large graceful drooping branches on this bluish conifer which has a cypress-like habit. Surprisingly hardy but needs shelter from strong wind to avoid damage to more mature branches

£50.00 each 
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