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Fagus englerana

Chinese beech

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Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Height20m to 20m
  • Growth HabitUpright weeping
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Fagus englerana (Chinese beech). This species of deciduous tree will produce lance-shaped, elliptical-ovate leaves that have a yellow-green above with blue-green beneath. They bark is grey and smooth.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Beech

Origin

C China

Interest and use

Grown for their habit, foliage and autumn colour. Good for hedging.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

They will grow in many well-drained soils, with full sun or partial shade

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the autumn, you can graft some species in the winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for bark disease, aphids and powdery mildew.

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