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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
  • 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
  • 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) -
  • 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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