Formerly known as Nothofagus menziesii. Forms an erect, pyramidal, narrow-growing tree. Small, deep-green leaves. Young spring growth is pale-green against the silver-white trunk. Prefers cooler climates. Will grow in warm climates with adequate moisture and shelter from hot winds. Evergreen tree that grows at a slow rate to reach 5m (H) x 4m (W) in 10 years.