Trees by Genus

Genus 'Saxegothaea'

Saxegothaea conspicua

Saxegothaea conspicua (Prince Albert's Yew)

Saxegothaea conspicua

Native: Chile and Argentina

Coniferous tree, sometimes bushy or slender, drooping tree. Smaller in South America.


Leaves are flat, hard and curved with a sharp tip. They have two whitish bands on the underside.

Pollen and Seed Cones

Saxegothaea conspicua

Cones open in May, males deep pinkish purple, about 2mm long; females on the same tree, pale blue-green and developing into mature cones.

Mature Cones

Saxegothaea conspicua

Mature cones are the same colour as the female cones, pale blue-green, about 12mm long.