Skip to main content
A picture of a Southern beech

Southern beech

Nothofagus spp.

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size




More images of Southern beech

A photo of Southern beech
A photo of Southern beech
A photo of Southern beech

Southern beech Overview

Native to parts of the Southern Hemisphere including some countries in South America and Australasia, Nothofagus is a genus of 43 species of deciduous or evergreen trees found in temperate forests. They resemble beech trees and were thought to be part of that family (their common name is Southern beech) but are now known to be genetically distinct. In cultivation, species such as N. antarctica are grown for their dark green, glossy leaves and attractive yellow Autumn foliage. They prefer acid soil.

Common problems with Southern beech

How to propagate Southern beech


You can propagate from cuttings in the summer or seed in autumn.


Other uses of Southern beech

Grown for their habit, foliage and for the deciduous species, autumn colour.


About usCareersPrivacy policy

Candide is your guide to visiting UK public gardens. Find the best gardens, buy tickets and enter with just your phone. Download the app for offline tickets, community access and more.

Terms & ConditionsCode of Conduct

© 2022 Candide

Made in Bristol