SAXEGOTHAEA conspicua

Commonly known as Prince Albert's yew

A conifer from Chile and Argentina named in honour of Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria from the Prussian province from which he came. It has a yew-like appearance with drooping branches and is an attractive ornamental tree
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SAXEGOTHAEA conspicua

 
Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£17.00 each 
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Evergreen
    Linear to linear-lance-shaped, dark-green leaves to 3cm (1¼in) long, each with 2 silver crossbands beneath. Persist on tree for 5 or 6 years.
  • Height
    20m (66ft)
  • Spread
    Up to 8m (26ft)
  • Conifer
    Female cones are fleshy, spherical, prickly and glaucous-green, 1.5cm (½in) across. Male cones are cylindrical and produced at the bases of the shoots.
  • Tree
  • Hardy - very cold winter Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from midday sun and strong winds.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - bushy shrub in cold areas.
  • Pests & Diseases
    none
  • Place of origin
    Chile, Argentina
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Linear see photos above
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Conical
20m (66ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  up to 8m (26ft)
 

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