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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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£17.00 each

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
  • 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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