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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
Further Reading....
  • 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

SAXEGOTHAEA conspicua

 
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  • 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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