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FAGUS engleriana

Commonly known as Engler's beech

A rare species with glaucous sea-green foliage. Leaves longer and more slender than the common beech
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£25.00 each 

 

  • Deciduous - leaves to 11cm (4¼in) long with fine hairs. leaves turn yellow-bronze in autumn
  • Height - 25m (82ft)
  • Spread - 20m (66ft)
  • Tree - usually multi-stemmed tree with light, branching structure. Vase-shaped when young, maturing to a more rounded form with spreading branches
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - elegant, medium-sized tree with dainty leaves
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, bark scales, beech bark disease, bracket fungi, powdery mildew
  • Place of origin - central China. Introduced by Ernest Wilson 1907
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf margin - Serrate - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Elliptic - see photos above
  • Ovate
  • 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
Fagus - Growing Guide

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