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FAGUS orientalis

Commonly known as Oriental beech

Larger ovate leaves than our native beech and a zig-zag habit to the new growth. Good yellow autumn colour
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - elliptic, wavy-margined, toothed leaves 8-17cm (3-6¾in) long
  • Height - 20m (65ft)
  • Spread - 15m (49ft)
  • Tree - spreading tree
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know -
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, bark scales, beech bark disease, bracket fungi, powdery mildew
  • Place of origin - southeastern Europe. northern Iran, Caucasus, southwestern Asia
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • 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 - Tolerates all - - any well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
Fagus - Growing Guide
20m (65ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  15m (49ft)
 

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