FAGUS longipetiolata

Commonly known as Beech

More tapered leaves than our native beech, bronze new growth and turning coppery-brown in autumn
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Sparsely serrated leaves 7-13cm (2¾-5in) long with conspicuous veins
  • Height
    15m (49ft)
  • Spread
    10m (33ft)
  • Tree
    Smooth, grey bark
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

FAGUS longipetiolata

 
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, bark scales, beech bark disease, fungi, powdery mildew
    Place of origin
    Central Asia. Central and western China
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
15m (49ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)
 

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