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Fagus orientalis

Oriental beech

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Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Height8m to 20m
  • Spread10m to 15m
  • Growth HabitUpright hemi-spherical
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Fagus orientalis (Oriental beech). A spreading, deciduous tree. Has dark green, obovate to elliptic that turn brownish yellow in autumn and larger nuts. Can grow vigorously to 20m in height.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Beech

Origin

Greece, Turkey, northern Iran and the Caucasus.

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, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-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 from seed as soon as it autumns; cultivators must be grafted.

Pests, diseases or disorders

They may be attacked by aphids and are prone to fungi and powdery mildew.

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