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FITZROYA

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 - none
  • Place of origin - limited areas of Chile and Argentina.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -

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FITZROYA cupressoides

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Commonly known as: 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
Large £50.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

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