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 Fitzroya cupressoides subsp. var.  Alerce, Patagonian Cypress
Patagonian Cypress
Habit: tree
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Height: 100 ft to 200 ft
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Lifespan: perennial
Exposure: sun
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USDA Zones: 8 to 9
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Cupressaceae > Fitzroya cupressoides var. ,

Fitzroya is a genus in the cypress family Cupressaceae with a single species, Fitzroya cupressoideswp.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Fitzroya (Capt. R. Fitzroy, of the British Navy; died 1855). Pinaceae. Two evergreen trees or shrubs, one of the mountains of S. Chile (F. patagonica, Hook. f. B.M. 4616), and one of Tasmania (F. archeri, Benth.). Lvs. small, 3-verticillate or decussate-opposite, imbricated: catkins very small, globose. They are little known in this country, and may be expected to thrive only in the milder parts. The former species is a tree, has lvs. mostly verticillate, ovate-oblong, in 2-4 rows, anthers commonly 4-celled, 3 ovules, and seeds 2-winged ; the latter is bushy, has opposite decussate keeled lvs., anthers 2-celled, ovules 2, seeds 3-winged. The Biltmore Nursery, N. C., lists F. patagonica, "a tree of variable dimensions, native of the Andes, from Chile to the Straits of Magellan. Lvs. dark green above, with 2 white lines beneath. ... Its value in cult, in the U. S. has not yet been fully proved;" but it is said to possess sufficient hardiness to withstand the winters in the S. It is reported as being hardy in S. England. It is monoecious, the small cones consisting of about 9 scales; the lvs. on small trees are reported as varying much in the way in which they stand on the st., but they are 4-rowed and decurrent; pollen-sacs mostly 4. CH

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