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Fagus sylvatica f. laciniata form

Beech

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  • Fagus sylvatica f. laciniata form | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & September
  • Height10m to 30m
  • Growth HabitUpright conical
  • Flower ColourGreen yellow
  • Leaf ColourPale green

Description

Fagus sylvatica f. laciniata form (Beech). This species is a round tall species with smooth, grey bark and shiny dark green foliage which will turn yellow in the autumn. It is a spreading tree that will require plenty of space. It will bear yellow male flowers and green clusters of female flowers, they are followed by edible nuts that will also attract wildlife.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

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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