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Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck’

Beech

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & September
  • Height10m to 15m
  • Spread4m to 7m
  • Growth HabitUpright hemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourGreen yellow
  • Leaf ColourPale green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck’ (Beech). An upright, deciduous tree with pale green leaves which mature to medium to dark green, then turning to yellow and orange-brown in autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Dawyck beech

Origin

Central and Southern Europe

Interest and use

Specimen, hedging, raw materials. Suitable for coastal conditions. Bronze coloured autumn foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Medium, Low salinity, Poor quality, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will grow poorly under prolonged drought.

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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