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Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck Gold’

Beech 'Dawyck Gold'

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Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Height20m to 20m
  • Spread6m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitUpright conical
  • Leaf ColourGolden-yellow, yellow-green, coppery yellow
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck Gold’ (Beech 'Dawyck Gold'). 'Dawyck Gold' is a dense, fastigiate, small tree with golden-yellow young foliage which turns yellow-green in the summer and coppery yellow before falling in autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Scotland

Interest and use

Grown for its fastigate habit and foliage interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

They will require sun or semi-shade; the purple-leaved forms will prefer full sun, the yellow-leaved forms prefer a little shade. They will grow well in any but waterlogged soil.

Propagation

Propagate species by seed in autumn, selected forms by budding in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Problems may be caused by bracket fungi, canker-causing fungi, aphids and beech coccus.

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