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Commonly known as Alerce cypress, Patagonian cypress
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.
Full sunShelter from cold winds
Additional FeaturesGood to knowSimilar in appearance to junipers. Rare because of overfelling and habitat loss.Pests & DiseasesNonePlace of originLimited areas of Chile and Argentina.
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
Buy Varieties of FITZROYA
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