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Fagus sylvatica ‘Horizontalis’

Spreading Beech

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Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Height20m to 3m
  • Spread8m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Leaf ColourBright green, yellow

Description

Fagus sylvatica ‘Horizontalis’ (Spreading Beech). A low growing beech with large bright green leaves in summer and arching branches. Leaves turn yellow in the autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Small tree

Origin

China & Japan, Europe, Britain and North America

Interest and use

A good plant for banks, besides water, and as a specimen tree grown for its habit. Deer resistant.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

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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