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Care of the tree Beilschmiedia miersii or Nothern acorn.

Care of the tree Beilschmiedia miersii or Nothern acorn

The genus Beilschmiedia, family Lauraceae, includes more than 100 species of trees and shrubs distributed throughout Asia, America, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, and Madagascar. Some species are: Beilschmiedia miersii, Beilschmiedia elliptica, Beilschmiedia berteroana, Beilschmiedia tawa, Beilschmiedia laotica, Beilschmiedia kweo.

Common names: Nothern acorn, Chilean Belloto. This species is native to Chile.

They are evergreen trees with a straight trunk and a pyramidal crown that reach 25 meters (82 feet) in height. The corrugated, leathery, ovate leaves are glossy green above and bluish-green below. The greenish-yellow flowers appear in branched inflorescences but are not decorative. The reddish fruits are quite decorative.

These fast-growing plants are used as shade trees, on dry slopes, as isolated specimens, and in public parks.

Beilschmiedia miersii grows in full sun, semi-shade and shade exposures and in warm climates. Resists light and occasional frosts down to -2 ºC (28.4 ºF).

The soil can be a normal garden soil with plenty of coarse sand to obtain good drainage. They also grow in sandy, poor or stony soils.

They resist drought well. Water moderately, waiting for the soil to dry completely.

Fertilize with a little compost in autumn.

They tolerate pruning to develop a vertical or horizontal bearing.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring and by cuttings in spring or summer.

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Beilschmiedia miersii
Beilschmiedia miersii
Beilschmiedia miersii