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
Further Reading....
  • 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

FAGUS engleriana

£25.00 each 


  • 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
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
    (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
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
Fagus - Growing Guide

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